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Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines is an American ultra-low-cost airline and by passengers carried, it is also the eleventh largest in the United States. The airline serves overall 86 routes in these destinations in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and operates focus cities at Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon. It also co-operates with cargo flights for Amazon Air.


With the help of a sole Boeing 727-200 plane, the airline began its operations in the month of January 1983. Sun Country Airlines consisted of 16 flight attendants, 1 office person, 3 mechanics person, and 16 pilots as the original staff members.

The chief pilot Captain Jim Olsen was also the first president and the founder of the company. Joan Smith-Olsen, his wife was the head of Inflight operations and she also acted as the Chief Flight Attendant. The headquarters was located in 1988 in Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport.

Due to some financial troubles the company had to suspend its services in the year 2001. Whitebox Advisors and Petter Group Worldwide acquired the airlines in July 2006.

Stan Gadek former Chief Financial officer of AirTran Airways and the replacement for the interim Chief executive officer Jay Salmen was done in 2008. The airline was almost finished due to the revelation of financial fraud and the heavy recession in the year 2008.

Due to rising fuel costs, Sun Country Airlines scaled back its summer schedule and laid off 45 of the pilots from the 156 pilots they have. Some of the flights were eliminated like Los Angeles and San Francisco due to the reduced carrier in September 2008.

The airline started charging for the check-in baggage. FBI discovered that Sun Country Airlines went through a huge loss on a high scale and that Tom Petters resigned. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection was filed by Sun Country Airlines on the 6th of October, 2008.

Davis family owners of Cambria bought Sun Country Airlines out of bankruptcy with 34 million dollars in July 2011 and Marty Davis the CEO of Cambria became the Chairman of Sun Country Airlines.

Zarir Erani was hired as the new president and CEO for Sun Country Airlines in 2015. Erani was replaced by Davis as the interim CEO and President. After a week was passed of Erani stepping down, Jude Bricker former of Allegiant Air was appointed as the CEO for the Airlines in 2017.

Short Bio:- Sun Country Airlines is the well-known Minneapolis-based low-cost and eleventh-largest carrier in the United States of America and started its flight operations and air services in 1983  with a single Boeing 727-200 jetliner. The airline operates more than 80 domestic and international routes between destinations in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It also certainly focuses on cities in Oregon, Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, and has started operating cargo flights for Amazon Air.

Destinations:- Sun Country Airlines flies to more than 50 destinations and operates over 80 routes all over the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.

Headquarters:- Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Parent organization:- Apollo Global Management

Hubs:– Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport

Reservations:- 00 1 800-924-6184

Official Website:- Sun Country Official Website, here you can do various things regarding booking, reservations, offering with the assistance of customer care staff. The things will include flight reservations, choosing seats, Upgrading seats, adding services, availing in-flight services, check-in so on.

Cancellation And Refund Policy:- Passengers who have a change of plan can easily cancel or change their Sun Country Airlines flight reservation directly by visiting the official website or by dialing the customer care number. But make sure the ticket cancellation must be done within 24 hours of booking a flight. You can learn more at Sun Country Cancellation And Refund Policy

Baggage Information:- Sun Country Airlines allows you to take 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item for example a purse, briefcase, laptop bag for one passenger is free. All carry-on bags you are taking with you, must not more than 20 inches long x 16 inches wide x 11 inches tall (including wheels, handles, etc.) Also, your baggage should not be exceeded over 35 pounds in weight. You can learn more at Sun Country Airlines Baggage Information

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General Information

  • IATA Code: SY
  • ICAO Code: SCX
  • Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
  • Frequent-flyer program:  Sun Country Rewards
  • Hubs: Minneapolis/Saint Paul
  • Focus cities: Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Portland (OR)

Sun Country Airlines cover over 54 destinations and serve over 88 routes all over the Caribbean, United States, Mexico and Central America.Sun Country destinations are served as demand grows and falls seasonally in year.

That is why Sun Country airline additionally serves a charter service for the United States Armed Forces and NCAA football teams. Sun Country Airlines have approx 41 different fleets that are Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, and Boeing 737-800BCF.

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Contact Information of Sun Country Airlines

  • Website:
  • Email: Not Provided 
  • Toll free number: +1 (800) 359-6786
  • Complain number: +1-801-821-5215

Sun Country Airlines Baggage Fees

  • 1 Personal item:- FREE
  • 1 Standard carry-on item:- Charges Applied

Charges for the same are:

  • At the time of booking online: $30
  • At the time of booking by airlines contact center: $35
  • Online post-booking or during online check-in: $35
  • Post-booking via the contact center: $40
  • Purchased at the airport: $40

Dimension and Weight  allowed by the Sun Country Airlines

  • Personal items: No weight limit disclosed and 17 x 13 x 9 inches (43 x 33 x 22.9 cm),  Personal items like handbag, laptop case, small backpack, purse and must be small enough to fit under the seat 
  • Standard carry-on bag:  maximum weight allowed is 35 pounds (15.9 kg) and  dimensions are 24 x 16 x 11 inches (61 x 40.5 x 28 cm)including handle and tyres.

Sun Country Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance

1st Bag 2nd Bag3rd Bag
Online at the time of booking$30$40$40
Post-booking online or during online check-in$35$45$50
At the time of booking via the contact center$35$45$50
Post-booking via the contact center$40$50$60
At the airport$40$50$60
Category Maximum Weight Cost 
Oversized Bags51-60 pounds (23-27 kg)+$20
61-100 pounds (27.7-45.4 kg)$60
63+ linear inches (160 cm)+$100

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