Sun Country Airlines Coming to Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport

By on April 29, 2021 0 772Views

Travelers will have another option from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport when Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines launches service from the East Valley in November.

The airline said it will offer flights between the east Mesa airport and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport starting Nov. 24. Tickets are on sale now at with introductory fares starting at $79 one way.

The route will operate four times weekly, departing Mesa on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

“With more and more people excited to resume traveling, we’re excited to be able to offer them another option to get away this winter to enjoy the Valley of the Sun,” Grant Whitney, Sun Country’s chief revenue officer, said in a press release.

Sun Country already flies to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and Mesa Gateway officials said the airline plans to continue offering service at both airports.

The news was part of the carrier’s larger announcement that it would add nine new airports to its network.

“This new service provides Sun Country travelers with convenient access to all the outdoor activities that make Arizona a very popular tourism destination,” J. Brian O’Neill, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority executive director, said in a press release.

“I am confident that Sun Country will be very successful at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and welcome them to our family.”

This is the second new airline to announce service from Mesa-Gateway this month. Newly formed budget carrier Avelo Airlines announced it would bring service between Mesa and Burbank starting on May 3.

The airline uses an unbundled business model, meaning it offers low fares but you’ll pay extra for things like carry-on bags, checked bags and seat assignments. Make sure to figure those fees into your budget when planning your travel.

Click here to read the full press release.