Sun Country Airlines Tampa to Madison
Sun Country Airlines launched a twice-weekly service between Tampa and Madison in Wisconsin on 29 September, with the Florida airport baking a splendid cake to mark the route, with the culinary creation showcasing the Wisconsin Capitol Building and of course cheese. Seen posing with the route launch showstopper are: Ilana Goldenberg-Rosen, Marketing Coordinator Tampa Airport; James Jadoo, Regional Manager, Sun Country Airlines; and Maria Cook, Events Manager, Tampa Airport. Sun Country Airlines will operate the 1,791-kilometre sector on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Sun Country Airlines commenced operations on two new Florida services this week, beginning operations from Southwest Florida (RSW) and Tampa (TPA) to Madison (MSN) in Wisconsin. The first of the two routes to launch was from Southwest Florida, commencing on 28 September. The carrier will offer a twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) service on the 1,968-kilometre airport pair facing no direct competition. Services from Tampa were inaugurated the following day, a 1,791-kilometre sector that will also be flown twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays), again facing no direct competition when referencing OAG schedules. Both sectors will be flown using the carrier’s fleet of 737-800s. Madison Airport is a regional facility showing strong growth in recent years. In 2017 the airport processed over 1.86 million passengers according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), up 4.4% versus the 1.78 million it handled in 2016. For the first six months of this year, Madison welcomed just shy of 956,000 passengers, up 6.6% versus the same period of last year, showing that passenger growth is accelerating from the Wisconsin city.