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Minnesota-based airline to debut route to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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PHOENIX — A Minnesota-based low-cost airline announced Tuesday it would debut a new route between the Twin Cities and the Valley of the Sun in November, just in time for people to escape the frigid winter temperatures.

Service by Sun Country Airlines will begin Nov. 24 from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, with introductory fares starting as low as $79 one-way, according to a press release.

“Today’s announcement by Sun Country Airlines is exciting news for both sun-seeking travelers from the upper Midwest and the large number of greater Phoenix residents with family and friends in the Twin Cities region,” Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority CEO J. Brian O’Neill said in the release.

“This new service provides Sun Country travelers with convenient access to all the outdoor activities that make Arizona a very popular tourism destination. I am confident that Sun Country will be very successful at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and welcome them to our family.”

The route will operate on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday once service begins.

Sun Country Airlines offers free in-flight entertainment and new interiors on each aircraft, according to the release.

The expansion of a route to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is one of 18 new nonstop routes announced by the company, welcoming nine new airports to its network.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport serves more than 45 cities with non-stop service via a variety of companies, according to the official website.

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