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Sun Country Airlines begins service at AVL

Sun Country today begins nonstop service to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. October 7, 2021 – Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) today begins service between Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Sun Country Airlines is Asheville Regional Airport’s newest airline.

"Asheville and western North Carolina now enjoy the most robust nonstop flight options than ever before, and it is exciting to welcome a new airline to our region," said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director. "Minneapolis/St. Paul is a destination that has been in our top-25 markets for many years, showing that there is a demand for air service. We’re excited to introduce Sun Country, a Minnesota-based airline, to travelers in our region. I encourage travelers to get to know Sun Country and book a trip to the Twin Cities soon!"

With more people eager to resume traveling, we’re excited to offer them another option to get away this season to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and vibrant towns like Asheville, NC,” said Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer Grant Whitney. “We’re also excited to bring our commitment to great customer service and affordability to Western North Carolina. We have no doubt that AVL passengers will enjoy our Midwest hospitality and comfortable amenities.”

Sun Country Airlines currently operates a total of more than 95 routes across 65 exciting destinations in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean. The new flight will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays.

Sun Country’s customer experience includes free in-flight entertainment, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service, a new mobile-friendly website with more self-service tools, and new interiors on each aircraft. Sun Country provides safe, reliable, hassle-free flights at affordable prices with warm and friendly service. The airline’s mission is to connect guests to their favorite people and places, to create lifelong memories and transformative experiences.

The new route:

From Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
    • Service begins October 7, 2021
    • Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays

About Sun Country

Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier that dynamically deploys shared resources across our synergistic scheduled service, charter and cargo businesses. Based in Minnesota, we focus on serving leisure and visiting friends and relatives ("VFR") passengers and charter customers and providing cargo CMI services, with flights throughout the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

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