Sun Airlines announces Minneapolis route out of Rapid City

News StaffNovember 16, 2022Business
courtesy photoSun Airlines announces Minneapolis route out of Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D – Rapid City Regional Airport announced Wednesday that Sun Country Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights between Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP) and Rapid City, South Dakota (RAP) starting in June 2023.

Sun Country will operate two flights per week, with each flight seating 186 on a Boeing 737-800 jet. This brings the total number of commercial passenger airlines operating out of Rapid City to five.

“We’re excited to welcome travelers from the Rapid City area to the Twin Cities via this new, nonstop route,” says Grant Whitney, Chief Revenue Officer at Sun Country. “Minneapolis/St. Paul has lots of great attractions that cater to people of all ages and all interests – including Mall of America, world-class museums, lakes and parks, art galleries, incredible sports, music and entertainment venues, great restaurants, breweries and so much more. We can’t wait to showcase Minnesota culture and hospitality to guests who are eager to create lifelong memories and transformative experiences.”

“This is great news for Rapid City and the region.” Patrick Dame, Airport Executive Director, said.  “We believe Sun Country’s everyday low fares, will inspire travel to the Black Hills area. Affordable airline service is vital to our economic development and our tourism industry.”

Rapid City Regional Airport currently offers direct flights to and from Minneapolis through Delta Airlines