BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Thursday September 6, 2018 – Sun Country Airlines will start flying to Belize and St. Kitts and Nevis just before Christmas.
It will offer the first ever seasonal nonstop service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Belize, and between Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Kitts and Nevis, on Saturdays, starting December 22, 2018 and continuing until April 20, 2019.
“At Sun Country, we pride ourselves on delivering fantastic value to our guests, connecting them to their favourite people, places and memories. Belize and St. Kitts and Nevis are amazing beach destinations that we have no doubt Minnesotans will be excited to flock to in the winter,” said Ben Brookman, vice president, network and pricing of Sun Country Airlines yesterday, in announcing the addition of two destinations to the airline’s network.
“We are pleased to be the first airline to offer scheduled nonstop service from MSP to these two great destinations, and look forward to offering Minnesotans affordable nonstop service to even more vacation hot spots.”
Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce in St. Kitts and Nevis, Lindsay Grant said the flight from Minneapolis would increase the number of nonstop flights into the twin-island federation from the US, the country’s primary source market for visitors.
“Further, the additional lift from the upper mid-west provides more options for travelers to reach our twin islands during peak season,” he said.
For her part, Director of Tourism for Belize, Karen Bevans, said Sun Country’s new nonstop flight from Minneapolis to Belize City “marks our farthest reach into the Upper Midwest — an area of the US that can really benefit from easy access to a tropical Belizean vacation when winter comes”.
“We appreciate Sun Country for further supporting our thriving tourism industry and providing more curious travellers with seamless opportunities to escape to Belize,” she added.