Feb 18, 2021


As winter continues to take its toll, people inevitably begin looking for ways to escape, emonths before the planned get-away.

Recently, both Sun Country Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced they will begin new, direct service between MSP and many popular destinations.

Sun Country’s new routes are available starting in May and include: Orange County, Calif.; Houston, Texas; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky; Raleigh-Durham in N. Carolina; Bradley International Airport, located near Hartford, Conn.; Glacier Park/Kalispell Airport in Montana; Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming; Indianapolis International Airport, and Fairbanks, Alaska.

Visit SunCountry.com for full details about your next flight.

Sun Country also recently announced an expansion of its ground shuttle service between MSP and five Midwest cities – Brainerd, Rochester and St. Cloud in Minnesota, and Eau Claire and La Crosse in Wisconsin. The service, offered through Landline shuttle service, allows passengers to check their bags as they board the shuttle and have their luggage transferred directly to the plane when they arrive at MSP.

Delta Air Lines is also on the move, having announced direct, daily service to cities in several popular vacation locales beginning in April.

Delta's destinations include Myrtle Beach in S. Carolina; Savannah/Hilton Head Airport in Georgia; Providence, R.I. and Portland, Maine. 

As part of the airline's effort to continue serving its international customers, and a first at MSP, Delta also recently began offering rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers booked on its flight from MSP to Amsterdam, which restarted Feb. 11. The tests – offered on MSP’s Concourse G -- help passengers meet requirements set by the Dutch government for inbound travelers.

Details about the airline's new destinations and the COVID-19 tests are available on Delta’s website when you book your flight.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission -- in partnership with a yet-to-be announced vendor -- will take over the rapid testing service at MSP beginning March 11. Look for more information about the new service on the airport's website closer to that date.