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Sun Country Airlines’ inaugural flight takes off from John Glenn International

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The newest air service option for Columbus travelers has taken off! Sun Country Airlines’ first scheduled flight from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) departed for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 p.m.

Sun Country will operate twice weekly seasonal flights to Minneapolis through November 20. Minneapolis is among the top 20 markets for Columbus travelers, offering world-class attractions, museums, lakes, parks, art galleries, professional sports, and much more. Flights can be booked at

To commemorate the inaugural flight, a water cannon salute was perfomed by the CMH’s Airport Fire Fighting & Rescue team.

Sun Country at CMH
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“This inaugural flight represents the first time Columbus passengers can board a scheduled flight with Sun Country Airlines, a welcome addition at John Glenn International. We’re pleased to offer this new air service option for travelers, which brings us to 11 airlines and 50 nonstop routes from our airports.” – Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO for Columbus Regional Airport Authority

“We’re eager to welcome passengers from the first Sun Country flights out of Columbus to Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Twin Cities has a truly unique array of things to do and see throughout the year. We are excited to showcase our ‘Minnesota nice’ culture to all of the passengers who will be travelling on board our new Sun Country flights this summer.” – Grant Whitney, Chief Revenue Officer at Sun Country Airlines.

Sun Country Water Cannon at John Glenn International
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