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Sun Country Airlines Announces Service from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

November 15, 2022

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New airline to begin service in time for Derby 2023

Sun Country Airlines announced Louisville will be one of the airline’s newest destinations. Sun Country will offer nonstop service to Minneapolis (MSP) from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) beginning on May 4, 2023 – just in time for next year’s Kentucky Derby.

“This is a great day for Louisville as we welcome Sun Country to Bourbon Country,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “Sun Country provides area travelers another option to reach the Twin Cities and offers low-fare connections to other major destinations in the west.”

Sun Country, an ultra-low-cost carrier, will add a low-fare option between the Twin Cities and Bourbon City. These new flights help area travelers reach Minneapolis to enjoy the areas parks, shopping and unique cultural experiences while allowing more opportunities for Minnesotans to experience all the things that have made Louisville a thriving tourist destination. Additionally, the new service will open more low-fare connections via the airline’s extensive network throughout the US, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Canada – giving travelers even more ways to reach their favorite vacation destination.

“Today’s expansion announcement is more strong news for our Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport as we celebrate 75 wonderful years of this vital community asset,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “We welcome Sun Country Airlines, the latest carrier to join the providers that fly in and out of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. With this new addition we even further open the doors for more growth and new opportunities.”

Nonstop service from Louisville to Minneapolis will be offered twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays using a Boeing 737 with 186 seats. Tickets are currently on sale at

“We’re excited to launch this new, nonstop route for Minnesotans who want to explore the Louisville area and all it has to offer,” says Grant Whitney, Chief Revenue Officer at Sun Country Airlines. “The region has a world-class reputation built on great attractions – including Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, historical districts, museums, art, food and so much more. It appeals to travelers of all ages with many different interests. We’re thrilled to add the Bourbon City to our growing Sun Country network.”

Sun Country Airlines operates 102 routes serving 82 airports across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Canada and the Caribbean, providing safe, reliable, hassle-free flights at affordable prices. Sun Country offers a customer experience that includes free in-flight entertainment, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service, a mobile-friendly website with more self-service tools, and new interiors on each aircraft.

With the addition of Sun Country, SDF offers service to more than 35 nonstop destinations on eight airlines for area travelers. Louisville has more nonstop destinations and low-fare flight options than ever before.

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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 CMI 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