OAK welcomes Sun Country Airlines

New airline begins nonstop seasonal service between OAK and Minneapolis-St. Paul

Oakland, Calif.—May 24, 2024: On Thursday, Sun Country Airlines launched their inaugural service at San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport (OAK). The carrier will offer seasonal nonstop flights between OAK and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) throughout the summer 2024 travel season. Sun Country Airlines is a new entrant at OAK and is the only carrier at the airport that currently offers nonstop MSP service. Festivities including a ribbon-cutting were held at the gate to celebrate the occasion.

The seasonal service will run through September 1, 2024. Flight schedules vary throughout the summer – travelers should visit SunCountry.com for full schedule, fare, and booking information.

“OAK warmly welcomes Sun Country Airlines.” says Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “This new service between the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis-Saint Paul offers a convenient new choice for residents and visitors alike. We encourage our community to utilize this exciting new service this summer.”

“Northern California is a popular destination for Minnesotans, and Oakland provides convenient access to California’s national parks and, of course, Wine Country,” said Colton Snow, Chief Marketing Officer at Sun Country Airlines. “We encourage Californians to explore summer in Minnesota – the Land of 10,000 Lakes – it’s a great season to visit.”

Sun Country is a low-cost carrier based in Minneapolis that serves destinations across the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The introduction of this new service allows San Francisco Bay Area travelers to conveniently enjoy all that Minneapolis-Saint Paul has to offer.

Travelers can book their tickets now at SunCountry.com.

Click here to view photos from the inaugural ribbon-cutting event: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBrNkC

About Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier, whose mission is to connect guests to their favorite people and places, to create lifelong memories and transformative experiences. Sun Country dynamically deploys shared resources across our synergistic scheduled service, charter, and cargo businesses. Based in Minnesota, we focus on serving leisure and visiting friends and relatives (“VFR”) passengers and charter customers and providing cargo service to Amazon, with flights throughout the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.

For photos, b-roll and additional company information, visit www.stories.suncountry.com/multimedia.

Media Contact Sun Country Airlines: 651-900-8400 [email protected].

About San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport

San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport (OAK) is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all the region’s business, entertainment, and tourism venues. The vision of San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 98,000 jobs in the region with more than a $174 billion economic impact.

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