Sun Country Airlines Announces New Service from Nashville

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Sun Country Airlines announced it is growing its network with new routes and destinations, including new service to Nashville from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

From Nashville, new service begins in November to Fort Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, and Tampa.

If you book by August 22 you may take advantage of low introductory fares. Vacation packages and car rentals are also available in most of these destinations. You must purchase tickets 21 days in advance. Stated fares are for one-way, coach class travel. Other terms may apply.

Sun Country Airlines is part of the Davis Family Holdings business empire in Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports.

From Cambria quartz countertops to Davis Family Dairies to Sun Country Airlines, the Davis family owns and manages some of the state’s landmark homegrown businesses, the newspaper said. As of 2014, they employed 2,600 workers and raked in about $710 million a year in revenue, a figure that would rank the privately held business 38th among Minnesota’s 100 largest publicly traded companies.

For years, the Davis operation was little known beyond southern Minnesota. That began to change in 2011 when the family engineered the purchase of Sun Country for $34 million. In 2014, the Davis family landed on Forbes magazine’s list of richest American families, with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion.

Sun Country was founded in 1982 by “a small group of pilots and flight attendants in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, the very people who love flying,” the company’s website said. Sun Country bills itself as “Minnesota’s Hometown Airline.”

Sun Country Airlines is now one of 15 airlines that provide service at Nashville International Airport (BNA), NewsChannel 5 said.

Southwest Airlines earlier this month began nonstop flights from Atlanta to Nashville, The Tennessee Star recently reported.

Southwest will operate five flights a day Monday through Friday between Hartsfield-Jacskon Atlanta International Airport and BNA, as well as three flights a day on Saturdays and Sundays.

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