New airline bringing Minneapolis service to Cincinnati

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ERLANGER, Ky. (WTVQ) – Sun Country Airlines is the newest airline to serve Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport with nonstop service between Cincinnati (CVG) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) beginning May 14, 2021.

The service will operate twice a week on Fridays and Sundays. One-way fares are as low as $39 and can be found at suncountry.com.

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“We’re excited to bring our commitment to great customer service and affordability to Cincinnati,” said Jude Bricker, chief executive officer, Sun Country Airlines. “We have no doubt that CVG passengers will enjoy our Midwest hospitality, comfortable amenities such as free streaming in-flight entertainment and reclining seats, all at ultra-low fares.”

Sun Country Airlines is a low-cost airline offering an aircraft configuration of 186 seats with two seat options with different amenities. The airline offers an onboard experience for all guests that includes free in-flight entertainment, as well as in-seat power at every seat on most aircraft. Travelers can also expect a complimentary soft drink service on future flights.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Sun Country as the newest airline to serve CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “Sun Country’s low-cost, nonstop service to Minneapolis paired with its cargo partnership with Amazon offers strong alignment with CVG and will benefit both the local traveler and our regional economy. 

Sun Country Airlines is a privately held company based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Founded by a small group of pilots and flight attendants in 1983, the airline has established itself as a leader in leisure travel more than its 37 years of service.

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has been serving passengers since 1947. CVG welcomed more than 9.1 million passengers in 2019, a 2.7 percent increase over the year prior. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, CVG still offers the most nonstop destinations, airline choices, and the lowest average airfares in the region.