Sun Country inaugural nonstop flights to Fort Myers and Phoenix

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Sun Country inaugural nonstop flights to Fort Myers and Phoenix take off at Rochester International Airport February 3-4

ROCHESTER, Minnesota February 2, 2022—Rochester International Airport (RST) in partnership with Sun Country Airlines announced the start of Sun Country’s inaugural nonstop seasonal air service to Fort Myers, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona. On Thursday, February 3, Sun Country begin operation with its first flight from RST to Fort Myers, Florida. Friday, February 4 is the inaugural flight from RST to Phoenix.

“Today is a great day to celebrate at RST and welcome our new partner Sun Country Airlines to our region. Leisure travel continues to lead the way for efforts to return to travel, and we are thrilled that Sun Country has added travel options for our customers to warm and sunny vacation destinations. We look forward to a successful partnership,” said Executive Director John Reed.

RST PHX innagural cookiesThe Sun Country flights between RST and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) to Fort Myers begins February 3, operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Service from RST to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) operates twice weekly Mondays and Fridays starting February 4. The routes will be operated using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 186 seats, two class configuration. Tickets are available now for booking at

“Sun Country is thrilled to begin our new service from RST to sunny Fort Myers, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona this week,” said Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer Grant Whitney. “We know folks are eager to get away to warm destinations this time of year and we look forward to providing them convenient, local access to two exciting vacation destinations while enjoying our low fares, complimentary amenities, and familiar Midwest hospitality.”

“Congratulations to Sun Country Airlines on their ongoing expansions adding RST to their list of growing networks. Minnesotans are familiar with Sun Country’s name for convenient and affordable travel and these new destinations will make it even easier to enjoy travel options to popular destinations for our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Kim Norton. “When Mayo Clinic established the Rochester airport in 1928, we knew it was critically important for our patient’s staff and community. We thank Sun Country Airlines for the partnership with RST and we look forward to having the additional service options for our community,” said John Poe, Chair Quality and Affordability Kern Center, Mayo Clinic.

About Rochester International Airport

Rochester International Airport (RST) is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by the Rochester Airport Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mayo Clinic. The Rochester International Airport is currently served daily by Sun Country, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, which collectively offer flights to Chicago, Phoenix, Fort Myers, and Minneapolis. RST provides air service to Southeast MN and border regions of Iowa and Wisconsin. Stay connected to RST at and on Facebook /Rochester Airport and Twitter @flyrst.

About Sun Country

Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier that dynamically deploys shared resources across our synergistic scheduled service, charter, and cargo businesses. Based in Minnesota, we focus on serving leisure and visiting friends and relatives ("VFR") passengers and charter customers and providing cargo CMI services, with flights throughout the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America, Canada and the Caribbean. For photos, b-roll, and additional company information, visit


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