The little airline that could is adding more new destinations to its route map. Look for new Sun Country Airlines flights from Minneapolis (MSP) to both Sarasota (SRQ) and Nassau (NAS) this December with intro fares as low as $157 roundtrip. And earlier this month, Sun Country announced new flights from Portland (PDX) to Los Cabos (SJD), which also begin in December.

New Nonstop Service to Sarasota, Nassau, and Cabo on Sun Country Airlines

Each new route will be operated either once or twice weekly. Currently, there is no other nonstop flight between Minneapolis and Sarasota, which makes this an excellent option for Minnesotans looking to fly directly into this smaller airport along the Gulf of Mexico between Tampa and Ft. Myers.

The new route from Minneapolis to Nassau will compete directly with Delta and nonstop service is currently available from Portland to Los Cabos on Alaska Airlines. Look for prices to drop on all carriers in these new markets for Sun Country and sign up for FREE airfare alerts to find out when they do. (It's already cheaper to fly from Portland to Cabo on several airlines)

Travel Availability

New service begins in December 2019. Intro fares from Minneapolis are available for travel from January through mid-February or early March. The fare listed from Portland to Cabo is available for travel from January through mid-April, excluding peak spring break travel.

Sale Period

Intro fares from Minneapolis must be booked by 11:59 pm CT, September 5, 2019. The fare listed from Portland to Cabo is unadvertised and may jump in price at any time.

New Nonstop Service on Sun Country Airlines

Wednesdays / Saturdays, starting December 18, 2019.

Portland to Los Cabos $386 roundtrip - lower on other airlines

Mondays / Fridays, starting December 20, 2019.

Minneapolis to Sarasota $157 roundtrip

Sarasota to Minneapolis $157 roundtrip

Saturdays, starting December 21, 2019.

Minneapolis to Nassau $464 roundtrip


These fares only include one small personal item. Carry-on and checked bag fees start at $30 each way when booked online.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat.

Alternate Fares

Since Sun Country's lowest fares only include a small personal item and these routes have very limited service, make sure to compare with other airlines, such as Delta, American, Alaska, and Southwest. These airlines may offer similar fares to match these new low fares from Sun Country and will include at least a normal carry-on bag plus one personal item.

Example booking

As an example, I found flights departing Minneapolis MSP on Saturday, January 4, returning from Nassau NAS on Saturday, January 11, for $465 roundtrip. Perfect for a winter escape to the Caribbean.


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