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New airline to bring more flights to Indianapolis

Sun Country Airlines announced flights will begin in Indianapolis in late May.

INDIANAPOLIS — A new airline will land in Indianapolis in May. Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines will begin nonstop seasonal service to Minneapolis on May 28.

Sun Country will begin nonstop seasonal service to Orlando on Sept. 2.

"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," said Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker. "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."

Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, said the group has been trying to get Sun Country to Indianapolis for years.

"Sun Country has provided private charter service from Indy before, but this will be the first time they are operating scheduled commercial service," Rodriguez said.

Sun Country currently operates ultra-low-cost flights on 86 routes to dozens of destinations between the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The airline is based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.