Sun Country Airlines today announced nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP), and both Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, Calif. (STS), and Austin, Texas (AUS).
The new flights offer Sun Country®customers access to popular tourist destinations in California’s wine country, and the capital city and cultural hub of the Lone Star State. The two destinations expand Minnesota’s Hometown Airline route network to 40 domestic and international destinations.
Seasonal flights to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County and Austin will be offered August through December 2017 via Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Terminal 2. The new destinations will fly one round-trip flight per week for 15 weeks, departing Thursdays and returning Sundays. Travel to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County will be available from Aug. 24 through Dec. 3 and to Austin from Aug. 31 to Dec. 10.
Sonoma County provides Midwest travelers with a desired weekend getaway option with flights offered during the region’s crush harvest season in the fall, complete with wine, beer, film and art festivals.
“The addition of Sonoma County to the family of Sun Country destinations gives our travelers a direct gateway to some of the wonders of California, from wine country to the beautiful redwoods,” says Zarir Erani, Sun Country Airlines President and CEO. “We are excited to partner with Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport so our travelers can experience all of what Sonoma County has to offer.”
“We are very excited about this partnership with Sun Country and the opportunity it presents for connecting passengers with a great airline and providing one of our largest visitor markets (Minnesota) with nonstop service. With a long list of offerings, it will be a great weekend getaway to experience the best of wine country,” said Jon Stout, Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport Manager.
Austin’s growing music, entertainment and nightlife offer an opportunity for Midwest travelers to fly to the capital of Texas. Booming with live music and cultural cuisine, it is an ideal getaway for those looking for a southern escape.
“We are thrilled to give our customers an opportunity to visit Austin and experience its thriving music, arts, cuisine and culture,” Erani said. “We look forward to flying into the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) as our travelers visit the capital of the Lone Star State.”
“From the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Live Music Capital of the World, we welcome Sun Country Airlines’ new nonstop between Austin and Minneapolis-St. Paul,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
“We’re delighted to welcome Sun Country to Austin and the South Terminal at ABIA,” said Jeff Pearse, CEO of LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC, the developer and operator of the South Terminal. “The South Terminal’s intimate and retro-vibe will offer Sun Country’s passengers an airport experience as unique as Austin!”