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SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES ADDS NEW ROUTE FROM GPIA
The Glacier Park International Airport will host Sun Country Airlines with flights to Minneapolis/St Paul beginning in May.
KALISPELL, Montana (Jan. 27, 2020) – Travel options are expanding at Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA). Sun Country Airlines, based in Minneapolis, will offer service from Kalispell to Minneapolis/St. Paul beginning in May.
“This new service from Sun Country Airlines is a testament to the recovery we are experiencing at GPIA,” said Rob Ratkowski, Glacier Park International Airport director “Passenger demand is steadily increasing, and airlines are recognizing the benefit of doing business here in Kalispell. We welcome Sun Country and are excited to have additional service to the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.”
GPIA’s recovery following a global travel decline in the midst of the pandemic has been one of the strongest in the state. Currently the airport is experiencing traffic similar to that of 2017 and continues to rise.
Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker says that adding these new routes and cities is a sign that the COVID-19 travel slump is turning around.
“We are excited to extend our network and offer people access to even more low-cost vacation options when they are ready to travel again. The past year has been a challenge for the travel industry but with increased access to COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, we’re starting to see that turnaround.”, says Bricker.
Sun Country Airlines will begin service from Kalispell to Minneapolis in May. Flights will be offered twice weekly and run seasonally through October. For additional information about routes and fares, please visit suncountry.com.
ABOUT GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Airline service at Glacier Park International Airport is provided by Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air. Cities with year-round service include Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Additional cities with seasonal service include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and Portland. For more information about GPIA, please visit www.iflyglacier.com.