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October 17th 2023 | Written By Press Release | Share

Sun Country Airlines to Begin Service this Summer at the Ford International Airport

Sun Country Airlines to Begin Service this Summer at the Ford International Airport

Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 17, 2023 The Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced Sun Country Airlines will begin service in June 2024.

Sun Country Airlines is a low-cost air carrier focused on serving leisure passengers. Based in Minnesota, the airline offers flights to destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. With this new service announcement, seven airlines will now serve the Ford International Airport.

“We’re excited to bring even more options to our guests by welcoming Sun Country to West Michigan,” Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority President and CEO Tory Richardson said. “Sun Country is well poised to serve our leisure passengers with access to the airline’s network of destinations.

“We look forward to our new partnership with the airline as we continue to grow and diversify options for our guests.”

The details came in Sun Country’s summer service announcement today. The airline will initially focus on its route from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, which will run June 13-Sept. 1, 2024. Flights will be offered biweekly on Sunday and Thursday in the afternoons and evenings. From Minneapolis, guests will be able to connect to 98 destinations.

Sun Country has previously chartered several aircraft through the Ford International Airport, but this is its first scheduled route.

“Minnesotans have a close connection to Michigan,” said Grant Whitney, senior vice president and chief revenue officer of Sun Country Airlines. “We are excited to expand our service in the state with seasonal service to Grand Rapids, and to bring additional opportunities to your residents to fly Sun Country.”

Booking will be available spring 2024 at Sun Country’s website:


The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the second busiest Airport in Michigan, serving business and leisure travelers with nonstop and connecting flights on six airlines. The Ford International Airport is managed and operated by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority. For more information, visit or follow the Airport on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @FlyGRFord.


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Topics: Press Release, Airport Authority, Airlines