Sun Country Airlines® Announces Hometown Lakes Project, Showcasing Minnesota Heritage and Pride Through Art

MINNEAPOLIS – April 11, 2017 – Sun Country Airlines (Sun Country) is proud to announce that each airplane in Sun Country’s fleet will be named after a Minnesota lake and will feature custom lake-themed art, representative of lakes that span the state, showcasing what the Land of 10,000 Lakes has to offer.

“Sun Country Airlines is Minnesota’s Hometown Airline and in Minnesota, our lakes are part of our DNA. We want to honor the bodies of water synonymous with the Minnesota lifestyle, and are thrilled to unveil the Hometown Lakes Project,” said Zarir Erani, Sun Country Airlines President, and CEO. “From Lake of the Woods and Lake Superior upstate to Lake Nokomis and Lake Phalen in the Twin Cities to Lake Winona and Lake Washington downstate, Sun Country passengers will be able to explore Minnesota through our fleet’s unique artwork and discover new reasons to love our hometown.”

Sun Country commissioned Minneapolis-based, nationally renowned artist Mark Herman to create the custom illustrations for each plane. For inspiration, he embarked with his dad on a trip across Minnesota to scout out lakes and landmarks. The trip resulted in incredible, custom lake and topography illustrations.

During an event hosted today at Sun Country’s hangar at Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport —Terminal 2, Sun Country unveiled the first completed aircraft – Lake Bemidji. The aircraft features its new Lake Bemidji name on the exterior of the aircraft, under either side of the cockpit, as well as outside the front boarding door. On the inside of the aircraft, the iconic Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox’s lakeside attraction is the art inside the aircraft. All Hometown Lakes Project artwork will be rolled out to the rest of the fleet over the next several months.

To learn more about Sun Country Airlines’ Hometown Lakes Project and to book travel, visit The artwork collection is available for purchase as a set of stationary notecards and playing cards on the Sun Country Store. To follow the project on social media, use #HometownLakesProject. Any use of the hashtag today, April 11, 2017, will trigger a $1 donation to Conservation Minnesota, up to $1,000*, donated by Sun Country Airlines.

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April 11, 2017

Minnesota’s Hometown Airline™ to feature a unique Minnesota lake illustration in every airplane 

Lake Bemidji - Sun Country Minnesota Lakes Project - art by Mark Herman