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First Sun Country Airlines flight from Indy to Orlando departs today

Sun Country Airlines launches its first nonstop seasonal flight from Indianapolis to Orlando Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Sun Country Airlines launches its first nonstop flight out of Indianapolis to Orlando Thursday.

The airline's first scheduled commercial flight out of Indy went out to Minneapolis in May. It currently operates low-cost flights to more than 65 destinations between the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. 

A one-way ticket on the direct flight to Orlando sold for $119 Thursday morning on Sun Country's website. A one-way return flight from Orlando to Indianapolis on Sunday was $39.

Sun Country offers free streaming in-flight entertainment, complimentary refreshments and reclining seats.

Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez said the airport worked for years to bring Sun Country to Indianapolis and was able to complete an agreement during the Routes Americas conference held in Indianapolis in February 2020.

Sun Country’s nonstop to Orlando is among 21 new nonstop flights announced in so far in 2021 across all airlines servicing Indianapolis.

Sun Country reports a positive response since the Minneapolis flight started in May. Chief Marketing Officer Brian Davis said the company was excited about expanding service to Orlando.

Sun Country is based in Minnesota and focuses on serving the leisure traveler.