DALLAS — On Tuesday, Minnesota-based low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines (SY) announced its latest route network expansion for the summer 2024 season. The carrier is slated to add eight new cities in the United States and two in Canada. These new markets are spread out all across the United States and Canada.
That being said, one thing that most new routes have in common is that SY will compete head-to-head with Delta Air Lines (DL). Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) is a base for hometown carrier SY and DL’s second-largest hub behind Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport (ATL).
The new route offering from the carrier’s hub, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), includes serving two new destinations in Canada: Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL) starting June 21, and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) beginning June 13. That being said, the airline is still awaiting final regulatory approval for these Canadian routes. Sun Country already serves Vancouver from MSP.
Sun Country will also serve eight new markets in the United States, including Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) starting June 19, Billings-Logan International Airport (BIL) starting June 19, Boise Airport (BOI) starting June 19, Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) starting June 6, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) restarting April 18, Missoula Montana Airport (MSO) starting June 21, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) starting June 13, and Oakland International Airport (OAK) starting May 23.
Although most network additions are entirely new, the route to IAD is a resumption. Sun Country previously operated the route until September 2019. According to SY, all of these routes will be used seasonally, are set to start in the spring of 2024, and will be operated twice weekly except for IAD, which will be a four-times-weekly service.
The network expansion comes on the heels of the airline shifting its flights from Houston’s George Bush…