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January 2015

Increases Service Between Ft. Myers and San Juan, Puerto Rico

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2015) – The Lee County Port Authority is pleased to announce that Sun Country Airlines will begin nonstop service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in Puerto Rico with two weekly flights beginning May 3, 2015. The original plan was to start the San Juan service with one weekly flight, but in response to passenger demand, Sun Country will inaugurate the service with two flights on Thursdays and Sundays from May 3 through Aug. 23, 2015. This is the first time RSW will have nonstop service to Puerto Rico.

“I am extremely pleased Sun Country Airlines has decided to increase service to San Juan, Puerto Rico,” said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “By offering two weekly flights from the beginning, people will have more flexibility in making their travel plans between Southwest Florida and Puerto Rico."

To book flights or for more information, please visit the Sun Country Airlines website at Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.6 million passengers in 2013 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto or Like Us on Facebook at

July 2013

Sun Country Airlines Receives Travel+Leisure’s Top Five Domestic Airlines Award for 2013

Sun Country Airlines was once again ranked among the top five domestic airlines as awarded by Travel+Leisure for 2013.

The awards are based on a readers’ survey that ranks travel companies which define the very best in travel based on personal service and attention. All domestic carriers – from large legacy airlines to small charter airlines – were eligible for the award.

March 2012

Earn ufly bonus points for Sun Country Vacations packages!

Earn ufly bonus points for Sun Country Vacations packages!

  • In addition to your flight points, ufly members will earn bonus points for their vacation packages.
  • 3 bonus points for domestic vacations*
  • 5 bonus points for international vacations and cruises*

*Receive 3 ufly rewards points when you book a domestic vacation package or hotel stay through Sun Country Vacations. Receive 5 ufly rewards points when you book a vacation package or hotel stay to any other destination. Domestic destinations are defined as the 48 contiguous states. Receive 5 ufly rewards points when you book a cruise through Sun Country Vacations. Points will be applied to the ufly member purchasing the package. Points will be applied upon completion of travel.

March 2012

Did you know a First Class upgrade is surprisingly affordable?

Well it is.

So imagine this for a moment...

You’re allowed to board first. You have time to get nice and comfortable. Care for a cool beverage before we take off? Our pleasure. Then during the flight you can recline in luxurious comfort and enjoy a movie, TV, games or music with your complimentary use of a digEplayer*. Perhaps you’ll doze off and wake refreshed for your destination. Hungry? Perhaps some free food and beverages will hit the spot. No matter what you desire, our award-winning service will be there catering to your every need.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? It is. So go ahead and treat yourself to a First Class upgrade on your next trip. You deserve it.

Click here to learn how you can upgrade your reservation!

*DigEplayers available on select flights

January 2012

Fares Now Include All Government Taxes and Fees!

Advertised Fares

Sun Country Airlines is now in compliance with the Department of Transportation’s new fare advertising rule.

Now when you shop for your low airfare deals on all of our airfare prices will include all taxes and fees applicable to airfare.

August 2011

U.S. Tax Update

Today’s Congressional action extending the Federal Aviation Administration authorization reinstates retroactively the airline ticket taxes for passengers who traveled during the lapse of the FAA's authorization. As a result of the bill Congress passed today, passengers who purchased tickets prior to July 23, 2011 and traveled between July 23, 2011 and the date of enactment of today’s legislation are not entitled to a refund of the airline ticket excise tax.

July 2011

Sun Country Airlines Receives Travel+Leisure’s Top Ten Domestic Airlines Award for 2011

St. Paul, MN – July 7, 2011 – Sun Country Airlines announced today that it has once again made the top ten list of domestic airlines as awarded by Travel+Leisure for 2011. The awards are based on a readers’ survey that ranks travel companies based on personal service and attention.

“I am very proud of our employees who have worked hard to achieve this national recognition,” said Stan Gadek, president & CEO. “At Sun Country Airlines the customer’s satisfaction is our number one service goal, and we look forward to bringing our award-winning service to more and more new customers as we continue to grow our great airline.”

Sun Country Airlines has been ranked fifth among the top ten joining Virgin America, JetBlue Airways and Southwest. All domestic carriers – from large legacy airlines to small charter airlines – were eligible for the award. Sun Country has now been ranked six years in a row in the top ten list of domestic airlines by Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Award!

Jun 2011

Sun Country Announces New Service to Costa Rica

Airline will Operate Non-Stop from Minneapolis to Liberia

St. Paul, MN-June 13, 2011- Sun Country Airlines today announced new international service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Liberia, Costa Rica. The new service will be the only non-stop flight from Minnesota to Liberia. The new flights will operate weekly from January 13 through April 13, 2012 departing from and returning to the Twin Cities on Fridays. The seasonal service will offer both first class and coach seating on Sun Country’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Flights are for sale immediately on or by calling 1-800-FLY-N-SUN.

“Liberia is a great winter destination and we are looking forward to providing Minnesota travelers with the only non-stop service,” said Stan Gadek, Sun Country president and CEO. “We’re expanding our Hometown Airline this winter to give our customers a familiar, convenient and value-based choice to Costa Rica. We’re excited to operate this new route and we think our passengers will be thrilled as well by the savings, high level of attention and award winning service that Sun Country is known for.”

Flight schedule and times for the Liberia, Costa Rica route are available at The Airline has also released the details of their winter schedule to other great warm weather destinations: Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, Fort Myers, Harlingen/ South Padre, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mazatlan, Miami, Montego Bay, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.

Sun Country Vacations, in conjunction with Sun Country Airlines, is celebrating the start of the new service with special deals on airfare and hotels packages to Liberia, Costa Rica. Visit or call toll-free 1-877-411-1177 for more information.

Nov 2010

Learn More About Secure Flight Information

Effective immediately, for travel on or after November 1st, 2010, Sun Country Airlines is required to provide additional information in accordance with the guidelines mandated under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight program. Passengers are required to provide the following information:

  • Full legal name (as it appears on government-issued identification)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • DHS Redress Number (if applicable)*

If the personal information contained in your existing reservation does not match your identification exactly, please enter your trip details below and update the information in order to be in compliance with the requirements of the TSA's Secure Flight program.

If this information is not provided, Sun Country Airlines will not allow a ticket(s) to be issued nor will check-in be allowed.

Please click here to update your information.

Sep 2010

New Mexican Law on Accepting U.S. Dollars

Beginning September 14, 2010 the Mexican government has passed a new law regarding the use of American Dollars (CASH) to make purchases in Mexico. The use of American Dollars (CASH) will not be as free as it has been in the past.

Other methods of payment such as credit cards of all types and all issuing banks, Travelers Checks, Mexican pesos and non-American foreign currencies (such as Euros or Canadian Dollars) will not be affected in any way by this new law.

The most noticeable differences to travelers will be:

  • Hotels and Exchange Booths, and Local Banks will only be able to change a maximum of $1,500 USD CASH per person per month into Mexican Pesos. Previously there was no limit.
  • Businesses (including restaurants, shops, and Destination Management Companys) will only be able to accept a maximum of $100 USD CASH per transaction - but the number of transactions per customer is not restricted. Certain businesses may not be able to, or may choose not to accept American Dollars for any purchase at all (this may include shops, etc.); however still accepting Mexican Pesos.

If a customer wants to purchase an excursion (for example) that costs $150 US dollars per person, customers will only be able to pay $100 of this amount in USD CASH and the remainder will need to be in another form of payment (credit card, Mexican pesos, etc).

Airlines are advising they will only accept Mexican Pesos and credit cards for any fees (including baggage fees).

Vacationers should never carry large amounts of American dollars with them to Mexico, but instead they should consider either using a Credit Card, taking or locally withdrawing Mexican Pesos, or use Travelers Check's (of any currency).

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