Sun Country Airlines added two new destinations to its route map today. Honolulu, Hawaii and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will become the Minneapolis-based carrier’s 42nd and 43rd destinations.
These flights will be seasonal. Minneapolis to Honolulu (via Los Angeles) flights will run from May to August, four times a week, during peak vacation season.
Jude Bricker, President and CEO of Sun Country Airlines said in a statement: “The addition of Honolulu to the family of Sun Country destinations gives our travelers the opportunity to experience the unique culture and history of Hawaii. We are thrilled to partner with Daniel K. Inouye International Airport so our travelers can experience all of what the island of Oahu has to offer.”
Bi-weekly Myrtle Beach flights will be offered from April to June, giving a chance for Midwesterners to escape the cold spring for sandy beaches. Bricker commented, “We look forward to giving our customers an opportunity to visit Myrtle Beach and experience its endless beaches and countless attractions”.
It is expected that these new routes will be flown by the 162 seat Boeing 737-800. Sun Country maintains a fleet of 26 leased Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft.
Sun Country Airlines makes a majority of its revenue from charter flights. It is considered to be a low cost, leisure airline, transporting passengers from cold to warmer destinations. Just last month, it was sold to Apollo Global Management of New York, which aims to reform it into an ultra-low-cost carrier, with a model similar to Frontier and Spirit Airlines.
Featured image by Sun Country Airlines.