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Sun Country to Fly from Grand Rapids to MSP This Summer

Inaugural biweekly Sun Country service from the Michigan city to the Twin Cities starts June 13, 2024

By Todd R. Berger


1.1.24 Sun Country jet at Los Angeles International Airport
Sun Country Boeing 737-800 airplane at Los Angeles International Airport ||
Photo by Markus Mainka, courtesy of Adobe

Sun Country Airlines will begin service this June from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airline is a low-cost air carrier focused on serving leisure passengers. Based in Minnesota, the airline offers flights from destinations in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

“We’re excited to bring even more options to our guests by welcoming Sun Country to West Michigan,” Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority President and CEO Tory Richardson says in a prepared statement. “Sun Country is well poised to serve our leisure passengers with access to the airline’s network of destinations. We look forward to our new partnership with the airline as we continue to grow and diversify options for our guests.”

The airline will initially focus on its route from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which will run June 13-Sept. 1, 2024. Flights will be offered biweekly on Sunday and Thursday in the afternoons and evenings.

The airline has previously chartered several aircraft through the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, but this is its first scheduled route.

“Minnesotans have a close connection to Michigan,” says Grant Whitney, senior vice president and chief revenue officer of Sun Country Airlines. “We are excited to expand our service in the state with seasonal service from Grand Rapids, and to bring additional opportunities to Michigan residents to fly Sun Country.”