The Syracuse Hancock International Airport gains new addition

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On June 6 it was announced that Sun Country Airlines will have its first-ever flight to Syracuse from Minneapolis.

The announcement was celebrated by Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and Sun Country Airlines with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and water cannon salute.

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Sun Country is a well-established carrier based in Minneapolis. The airline sought out Syracuse as a new market for the people of the twin cities.

The new direct flights will be offered on Sunday and Thursday. The flights will run through early September. The nonstop flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis-St. Paul departs midday, featuring 186 seats.

“Seeing the excitement among travelers and staff members at our celebration today reminds us of how strong the Syracuse market is right now and how attractive our region has become as a destination,” said SRAA Executive Director Jason Terreri. “We greatly appreciate Sun Country recognizing this opportunity in our market and working to fulfill the demand.”

Travelers can fly directly nonstop to 30 destinations from Syracuse. Nine airlines now operate regularly scheduled flights at SYR.

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