Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier that dynamically deploys shared resources across our synergistic scheduled service, charter and cargo businesses. By doing so, we believe we are able to generate high growth, high margins and strong cash flows with greater resilience than other passenger airlines. 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 and the Caribbean. Based in Minnesota, we operate an agile network that includes our scheduled service business and our synergistic charter and cargo businesses. We share resources, such as flight crews, across our scheduled service, charter and cargo business lines with the objective of generating higher returns and margins and mitigating the seasonality of our route network. We optimize capacity allocation by market, time of year, day of week and line of business by shifting flying to markets during periods of peak demand and away from markets during periods of low demand with far greater frequency than nearly all other large U.S. passenger airlines. We believe our flexible business model generates higher returns and margins while also providing greater resiliency to economic and industry downturns than a traditional scheduled service carrier.
- Number of Operating Aircraft: 31 passenger, 12 freighter
- Number of Routes at the End of 2019: 98
- Number of New Markets Launched in 2018-2019: 64
- Number of Employees: More than 1,600 employees, predominantly based in Minnesota
- Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
As of December 31, 2020, we served 53 airports throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. During 2020, our focus has been on serving markets out of MSP, particularly core leisure markets (MCO, RSW, PHX, LAS, LAX). The map below represents our current network.
Sun Country Airlines remains committed to giving back to the communities in which it serves. The airline partners with local organizations that demonstrate the same shared values to celebrate the individuals who continue to make Minnesota a great place to live and visit.
Sun Country Airlines has been a longtime partner with Make-A-Wish Minnesota, bringing joy to children experiencing hardships. Sun Country Airlines provides flights for children with critical illnesses to help them safely arrive at their wish destinations and achieve their dreams.
In 2018, Sun Country Airlines began a 3-year commitment to donate an estimated $720,000 worth of travel to accommodate every wish kid traveling anywhere the airline flies.
Each December, Sun Country Airline’s annual “Flight to the North Pole” helps bring holiday cheer to more than 70 Wish Kids by “flying” them to the home of Santa Claus.
Sun Country Airlines has partnered with Hubbard Broadcasting to create a one-of-a-kind recognition program called “The Sun Country Everyday Heroes” program. The program invites Minnesotans to nominate someone in their community who goes above and beyond to help others in times of need, often with little or no recognition. Everyday Heroes are selected monthly with a special spotlight on the “KS95 Morning Show,” KSTP’s “5 Eyewitness Morning News” and KSTP’s talk show “Twin Cities Live.” This hero also wins a Sun Country Airlines travel voucher valued at $500.
Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education Program
Sun Country Airlines sponsors the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education program which honors and supports Minnesota high school musical theater students and programs. As a presenting sponsor, Sun Country Airlines donates all-expense-paid trips to New York City for up to four selected students to meet with industry professionals, participate in musical theater workshops and attend Broadway shows.
Saint Paul Saints
Sun Country Airlines is the Official Airline of the St. Paul Saints, a local baseball team that’s part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. This partnership aligns two like-minded hometown brands that strive to offer family-friendly fun at a great value. For years, Sun Country has focused on bringing Minnesotans to fun places, and this partnership is an opportunity to have fun right here in Minnesota. As part of the partnership, Sun Country sponsors Travel Tuesdays, which includes a chance for fans to win free travel.