Sun Country to launch MSP-to-Chicago service

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    Sun Country Airlines revealed Friday that it will begin twice-daily service from the Twin Cities to Chicago in an attempt to attract more business passengers on the most traveled route out of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

    Morning and late afternoon service to Chicago’s Midway International Airport will begin July 1, Sun Country executives said in an interview with the Star Tribune
    “With Chicago, we can solidify our position and platform with routes to other business cities,” said Sun Country board chairman Marty Davis. “We want to carve out a niche and fill a void that is there.”

    Sun Country, known primarily as an airline honed for leisure travelers, considers its business travel network to include existing service to Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
    But the Chicago venture will not be without its challenges.

    According to the Metropolitan Airports Commission, five different carriers currently offer about 44 flights a day between Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Midway and O’Hare airports in Chicago; 29 flights fly into O’Hare, 15 into Midway.
    The airlines range from Twin Cities hub giant Delta to American, United, Southwest and discount carrier Spirit Airlines.

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