INDIANAPOLIS — Just what we need this time of year, a little bit of sun.
In this case, it's Sun Country Airlines. The company announced plans Monday for flights between Indianapolis and Orlando and Minneapolis.
Starting May 28, Sun Country will have two Minneapolis flights per-week, on Monday and Friday. And beginning September 2, it will add the Orlando-Indianapolis route.
“Now travelers headed to Minneapolis will have more nonstop options out of Indy, and an additional option in the fall to Orlando – which is Indy’s number-one vacation destination,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority.
Rodriguez said the airport has been working to bring Sun Country here for years, and a conversation at last February’s Routes Americas conference held in Indianapolis moved the deal closer to the dotted line.
“Sun Country has provided private charter service from Indy before, but this will be the first time they are operating scheduled commercial service,” Rodriguez said.
Sun Country bills itself as an "ultra-low-cost" airline with routes between the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The company is based in the Twin CIties.
“We’re excited to bring our commitment to great customer service and affordability to Indianapolis,” said Sun Country Chief Executive Officer Jude Bricker. “We have no doubt that IND passengers will enjoy our Midwest hospitality, comfortable amenities such as free streaming in-flight entertainment, and reclining seats, all at ultra-low fares.”