The Twin Cities-based airline announced Tuesday morning it would begin nonstop service between the cities on Sept. 9.
The low-cost leisure airline will offer flights between Green Bay and Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport on Mondays and Fridays with one-way fares starting at $79. The new Green Bay route was one of five Sun Country announced on Tuesday, that also included similar service between Dane County Regional Airport, in Madison, and Las Vegas.
The announcement comes less than one year after Sun Country first announced it would begin operations out of Green Bay. Its first offerings were seasonal flights to Fort Myers, Florida, and Phoenix that started up in mid-December and is scheduled to continue through the end of April, according to Sun Country’s calendar.
The announcement comes at a time when leisure-focused airlines have been successfully expanding into regional airports like Green Bay and Appleton International Airport. The airlines’ flights to vacation destinations have boosted passenger activity at those airports at a time when business travel is only slowly recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 2,400 people arrived or departed on Sun Country’s Green Bay flights in December, the only month of service for which airport passenger activity has been made available.
Sun Country was the second low-cost leisure-travel airline to launch service out of Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. Frontier Airlines in May 2019 began nonstop service between Green Bay and Denver, Frontier’s hub. It has expanded since then, beginning service to its fourth destination, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in mid-February.
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