Sun Country Airlines Tampa to Dallas/Fort Worth
Pictured with this incredible showstopper of a cake which was made to celebrate Sun Country Airlines’ first flight between Tampa and Dallas/Fort Worth on 5 October were part of the airport’s marketing team, including: Kenneth Strickland, Director Air Service and Development; Ilana Goldenberg-Rosen, Marketing Coordinator; Maria Cook, Events Manager; Trudy Brandvold, Marketing Specialist; and Robert Connelly, Graphic Designer.
- Sun Country Airlines, which last week launched flights to Madison from Southwest Florida (RSW) and Tampa (TPA), this week inaugurated services from the two Floridian airports to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Flights on the 1,632-kilometre link from Southwest Florida were the first to commence, with the carrier launching twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) services on 3 October. The 1,490-kilometre sector from Tampa launched two days later, with it also scheduled to be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays). Both routes are already served by other operators. American Airlines currently operates 18 weekly flights between its Texan hub and Southwest Florida, while American Airlines offers 45 weekly flights from Dallas to Tampa, with Spirit Airlines also linking the two airports four times weekly. Along with these two routes, Sun Country also commenced a twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) sector between Southwest Florida and St. Louis (STL) this week. The carrier will operate the latter 1,576-kilometre route, which launched on 3 October, in direct competition with Southwest Airlines which already provides a daily rotation between the two airports. All three routes launched by the carrier this week will be flown using its fleet of 737-800s, of which it presently has 22 in operation based on flying data from Flightradar24.com. The airline also has four 737-700s according to the same data source.