Sun Country Airlines expands its season

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Harlingen, TX –August 5, 2013 – Sun Country Airlines has informed Valley International Airport that the carrier will start the season on September 1, 2013, a month earlier than previous years. In addition to starting earlier, the carrier will also add a stop in Dallas/Ft. Worth northbound on Fridays and southbound on Sundays, providing Valley customer with weekend nonstop service to and from Dallas/Ft. Worth.  The Friday flight departs Harlingen at 11:40am arriving in Dallas/Ft. Worth at 1:05pm, continuing to Minneapolis arriving at 4:03pm. The Sunday flight departs Minneapolis at 7:05am, stopping in Dallas/Ft. Worth and departing at 10:10am arriving in Harlingen at 11:40am. Nonstop flights for Minneapolis depart Harlingen on Sundays at 12:35pm arriving in Minneapolis at 3:40pm. Return service departs Minneapolis on Fridays at 7:45am, arriving nonstop in Harlingen at 10:50am.Effective October 14, 2013, the carrier is adding a third flight to Minneapolis via Dallas/Ft. Worth on Mondays. “We are excited to hear about the earlier flights and the additional destination. This is great news for the residents of the Rio Grande Valley”, stated José Mulet, Director of Business Development for Valley International Airport.

Fares from Harlingen to Dallas/Ft. Worth start at $82* one-way and fares from Harlingen to Minneapolis/St. Paul start at $129* one-way. Sun Country’s fleet also features First Class cabin seating offering First Class passengers priority boarding, delicious complimentary meals and beverages, all while reclining in luxurious comfortable seating. Sun Country also offers the latest in in-flight entertainment by providing digEplayers**, a personal entertainment system with the latest movies, TV shows music, games and more. DigEPlayers** are complimentary for First class passengers and available for a small fee to coach passengers. To book your flight, please visit www.suncountry.com, call Sun Country Reservations at 1-800-359-6786, or consult your travel agent.  For vacation packages, visit www.suncountryvacations.com or speak to a Sun Country Vacations Specialists at 1-877-411-1177, or your travel agent.

Valley International is the largest airport in South Texas. Nearly 700,000 passengers and visitors walk through our terminal annually. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop service from Harlingen to Austin, Dallas/Love, Houston/Hobby, and San Antonio. United Express offers nonstop service to Houston Intercontinental. Sun Country Airlines offers nonstop seasonal service to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Allegiant Airlines, Republic Airlines and Sun Country offer casino charters year round. Air cargo is serviced by a wide-body fleet from FedEx and DHL. The airport offers many features; among them, door-to-door shuttle service to South Padre Island, free Wi-Fi and a complementary frequent flyer lounge. More information is available at www.flythevalley.comand www.facebook.com/flythevalley

Sun Country Airlines is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. Sun Country has been named a “Top Ten Domestic Airlines” by Travel+Leisure for the sixth year in a row. The airline offers vacation packages through Sun Country Vacations, a program that allows travelers to book airfare, hotel, cruises, rental cars and more in a single, convenient transaction. The Hometown Airline also offers Sun Country Charters – taking your group flight, private charter or leased aircraft virtually anywhere with a commitment to service, consistent on-time performance and a customized and reliable charter experience. For more information, including a complete list of destinations and details on Sun Country Vacations, Charters and Groups visit: www.suncountry.com.

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