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

Sun Country Airlines Water Cannon at John Glenn International Airport

COLUMBUS, OH – 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 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

“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,” said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “We’re pleased to offer this new air service option for travelers, which brings us to 11 airlines and 50 nonstop routes available from our airports.”

“We’re eager to welcome passengers from the first Sun Country flights out of Columbus to Minneapolis and St. Paul,” said Grant Whitney, Chief Revenue Officer at Sun Country Airlines. “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’ll be traveling on board our new Sun Country flights this summer.”

The inaugural flight was commemorated with a water cannon salute orchestrated by the airport’s Airport Fire Fighting & Rescue team.

About Sun Country Airlines
Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier, whose mission is to connect guests to their favorite people and places, to create lifelong memories and transformative experiences. Sun Country 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 CMI service to Amazon, with flights throughout the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.

About CRAA

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority connects Ohio with the world by managing and operating passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR). Columbus travelers have access to 53 nonstop destinations via CMH and LCK, more than ever before in airport history. Visit our destinations page to see where we’re flying and stay connected with CRAA online.

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