Oakland International Airport (OAK) will welcome Sun Country Airlines with a seasonal OAK-MSP route for summer travel

Oakland, Calif. – October 17, 2023: Oakland International Airport (OAK) will welcome Sun Country Airlines with a seasonal route for summer travel. Flights will commence twice weekly on Sundays and Thursdays between OAK and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota (MSP) for the summer 2024 season. The service will begin on May 23, 2024, and will run through September 1, 2024. Sun Country will operate the new service on its Boeing 737 aircraft. Sun Country is a new entrant at OAK and will be the fourth new airline to announce service in the past year.

The flights will follow the schedule below:

  • Depart OAK 11:59 PM – Arrive MSP 5:35 AM
  • Depart MSP 8:55 PM – Arrive OAK 10:58 PM

“Oakland International Airport welcomes Sun Country Airlines.” said Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “The new service will bring in visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area for summer holidays as well as provide a new choice for those travelling eastbound from OAK.”

“Minnesotans love Northern California,” said Grant Whitney, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Sun Country Airlines. “We are excited to expand our service to the East Bay area. It will provide travelers with easy access to the wine country and California’s national parks.”

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 and options to connect to other destinations served from the airline’s MSP hub.

Travelers can book their tickets now at SunCountry.com.



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 https://www.stories.suncountry.com/multimedia.

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


About Oakland International Airport 

Oakland International 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 air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of 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. 

Updates about current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at www.oaklandairport.com.

Contact – Members of the Press and Media Only
Kaley Skantz – Airport Spokesperson, [email protected]

Click Here to Access OAK’s Media On-Site Request Form 


Media & Newsroom

Not sure who to contact or have a general question? Use our contact form to route your request