For Immediate Release

March 2, 2016


Teckie Hinkebein, Director of Marketing

Office: (228) 863-5951 x3036

Cell: (228) 236-4251


Seasonal service to Minneapolis/St. Paul returns to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

GULFPORT, Miss.–Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport welcomes the return of non-stop service to/from Minneapolis, Minnesota this fall.

The seasonal service, offered by Sun Country Airlines, will run September-December with flights on Thursdays and Sundays. Last year, the service drew more than 1,600 visitors over a 13-week period.

“Sun Country Airlines® is pleased to continue with seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Gulfport/Biloxi area in the fall of 2016. The stunning natural beauty and growing gaming industry of Gulfport/Biloxi is a natural draw for visitors and Sun Country is proud to be a part of the area’s tourism growth,” said Larry Chestler, Executive VP Sun Country Airlines. 

“Sun Country Airlines has been a great partner, and we’re excited to see this service return again this year,” said Clay Williams, Executive Director of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. 

South Mississippians can take advantage of outdoor pursuits enjoying cooler Minnesota temperatures and fall foliage in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.  Minneapolis is also home to the Mall of America and many museums, theaters as well as numerous entertainment and dining options.   

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast is partnering with the airport in promoting the non-stop flights.

Route                                    Start Date                                            End Date                             

MSP/GPT                            Sept 1, 2016                                        Dec 11, 2016

Flights are on sale now.

About Sun Country

Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. Sun Country has been named a “Top Ten Domestic Airline” by Travel+Leisure for six years in a row.

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