Sun Country Airlines to Return to Tucson International Airport

Sun Country Airlines is returning to Tucson International Airport next winter giving southern Arizonans another opportunity to fly to the Twin Cities, but more importantly for Tucson’s tourism industry it will give Midwesterners more chances to escape the cold and come enjoy the sun.

Sun Country announced Wednesday, May 10, it will begin seasonal nonstop service to Minneapolis-St. Paul beginning December 21. The flights will operate three days a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays through April 15.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sun Country Airlines back to Tucson International Airport,” said Bonnie Allin, President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority. “Giving southern Arizonans more opportunities to fly is a priority for the TAA. This time we also look forward to welcoming more Midwesterners to come enjoy our great weather and community.”

Sun Country’s planned schedule, starting December 21:

The flights will be on board Sun Country’s 737-700 aircraft configured with 126 seats; 12 first-class recliner seats and 114 coach seats. Passengers may select their seat as part of the reservations process. On board, first class passengers enjoy complimentary meal service or filling snack as well as priority treatment, including two bags checked for free. In coach, the airline’s buy-onboard program offers sandwiches and other snacks.

Sun Country is based at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and operates from the Humphrey Terminal, also known as Terminal 2.

The airline also offers vacation packages that include lodging as well as the airline flight. Tickets and vacation packages are available at, or call 1-800-359-6786.

Sun Country served Tucson International Airport during the winter seasons of 2008 through 2010. With its return, TUS will have seven airlines offering nonstop flights to 19 destinations.