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Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines
AirlineSun Country Airlines
FoundedJune 1982
Commenced operationsJanuary 1983
Airline hub
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programUfly Rewards
Fleet size12
Company sloganThe Hometown Airline
Parent companyCambria Holdings
HeadquartersMendota Heights, Minnesota
Key peopleJim Olsen
(Founder and First CEO)
Stan Gadek
(President and CEO)

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MN Airlines, LLC, operating as Sun Country Airlines, is an American low-cost airline headquartered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb of Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Sun Country uses nearby Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) as its main hub and flies scheduled and charter flights from the Humphrey terminal to destinations in the United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom.

The great majority of Sun Country's routes either arrive at or depart from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas-Fort Worth, or Lansing, but the airline also offers periodic charter service from smaller Midwestern cities, such as Fargo, North Dakota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin, to leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Nevada, and Laughlin, Nevada.

Sun Country operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-700 aircraft, with an average age of about ten years. Onboard Sun Country offers first and coach class products. First class features 2-2 leather seats with automatic recline, audio entertainment, and hot meals. In coach there is leather 3-3 seating and audio entertainment. Full meal service is available in First Class, while hot sandwiches are available in coach for $3. Blankets and pillows are provided at a cost of $5 in coach.

Sun Country planned to take delivery of additional aircraft from Boeing as it planned to expand in 2008. However, fuel costs delayed this expansion. Sun Country has created focus cities at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Lansing Capital Region International Airport (LAN).

Sun Country was among the first airlines to operate out of the new terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which officially opened on July 23, 2005. Sun Country filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on October 6, 2008. However, it is fully operational as of September 2010.

The airline provides charter service for the U.S. Military.

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