RDU adding new Minneapolis-based airline in May

Posted January 25, 2021 9:32 a.m. EST

A view of Raleigh-Durham International Airport at night

— Raleigh-Durham International Airport will launch nonstop service to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport beginning in May.

Sun Country Airlines will join RDU as its 11th commercial service airline on May 14, according to a press release on Monday.

“Sun Country is an established airline known for providing excellent customer service and a comfortable travel experience at an affordable price,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “We believe Sun Country will be a great option for leisure travelers looking to book budget-friendly fares between the Research Triangle and the Twin Cities.”

Sun Country will offer direct flights twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, using a 737-800 aircraft. Tickets are already on sale.

Jude Bricker, CEO of Sun Country Airlines, said the airline is known for its "Midwest hospitality, comfortable amenities such as free streaming in-flight entertainment and reclining seats and low rates."

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