Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that Sun Country Airlines will offer nonstop flights to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning on April 25, 2019. The route will operate four times per week initially before transitioning to a daily flight on June 10, 2019. Sun Country will provide travelers with a low-cost fare option between the U.S. Capital Region and the Twin Cities, one of the largest and fastest growing metropolitan regions in the United States.
“Washington Dulles International Airport is pleased to welcome Sun Country’s low-cost service, which offers passengers heading to and from the U.S. Capital Region a new choice for their travels,” said Jerome L. Davis, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “We look forward to supporting Sun Country’s growth as we continue to solidify Dulles International’s strong position as the Washington region’s premier gateway to destinations across the United States and the world.”
Today’s announcement is the latest new airline service route launching at Dulles International in 2019, which saw domestic passenger activity increase by nearly 6-percent in the first 10 months of 2018. Sun Country joins six other airlines offering 251 daily flights to 83 nonstop domestic destinations from Dulles International, and 32 airlines offering 62 daily flights to 55 nonstop international destinations.
“We’re excited to add Dulles International Airport to our growing network and to bring more visitors to the D.C. area,” said Sun Country Chief Commercial Officer Ted Botimer. “Our focus on low fares and great customer service will be a great fit in this market, and we look forward to our continued partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.”
The new route came as part of Sun Country’s historic route announcement earlier today, with their expansion to 19 new seasonal nonstop routes and seven new airports.
“The addition of Sun Country gives our customers additional choices for quality, low-cost air services from Dulles International,” said Yil Surehan, vice president for airline business development at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
April 25, 2019 – June 10, 2019 schedule below:
Flight No. From To Departure/Arrival Days of Operation
SY 235 MSP IAD 13:35 / 16:55 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
SY 236 IAD MSP 18:00 / 19:45 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
About the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates the U.S. Capital Region’s gateways to the nation and the world, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, as well as the Dulles Airport Access Highway, the Dulles Toll Road and construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail public transit system through northern Virginia. A record 46.6 million passengers passed through the two airports in 2017.
About Sun Country
Sun Country Airlines is a privately-held company based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The award-winning airline is a leader in leisure travel flying to more than 50 popular destinations across the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, having earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. The airline also offers services from its Sun Country Charters and Sun Country Vacations divisions. For more on these Sun Country destinations and to book travel, including flight and hotel packages, visit suncountry.com.