Sun Country Airlines built its reputation at MSP Airport flying to warm southern destinations – typically Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean – during cold Minnesota winters.
Last week, on June 15, the hometown airline of nearly four decades headed north to Canada for the first time.
Sun Country will fly directly to Vancouver twice a week from MSP on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the summer into September.
“After 40 years this is our first scheduled service flight to Canada – we're so thrilled to be adding Vancouver as a nonstop destination in the Pacific Northwest,” said Brian Davis, chief marketing officer for Sun Country.
Carl Pilon, who works in the Consulate General of Canada's office in Minneapolis, noted that Vancouver, British Columbia, has something for everyone, including mountains, ocean beaches and nearby rain forests.
“Vancouver is a haven for cosmopolitan travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike,” Pilon said. “We hope that Minnesotans and Canadians will take this opportunity to hop on a plane and go visit one another to discover all that they share from a history that stretches back millennia.”
Earlier this year, Sun Country announced seven new flights (including to Vancouver) from MSP. Sun Country’s passenger market share at MSP grew to nearly 10 percent in 2021 – up from 7.5 percent in 2019.