Sun Country Airlines

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Sun Country Airlines is launching seasonal nonstop flights from Nashville International Airport (BNA) to Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon; and Providence, Rhode Island. Tuesday's announcement marks the airport's first nonstop flights to Portland and Providence.

These routes will bring Sun Country's total nonstop offerings from BNA to nine with nonstop flights to New Orleans, Miami, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers and Minneapolis. The airline expanded to Nashville last summer.

    

When do the flights begin?

Los Angeles — Nonstop flights begin April 8. Roundtrips will be offered Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. One-way fares will be as low as $89. 

Portland — Nonstop flights begin May 2 and will be offered Thursday and Sunday. Starting on June 6, the airport will add flights on Monday and Friday. One-way fares will be as low as $109.

Providence — Nonstop flights begin April 8. Roundtrips will be offered Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Fares will be as low as $69.

What to know about Sun Country Airlines

The Minnesota-based airline announced Tuesday its largest route expansion in the company's history.

Along with adding nonstop flights at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Sun Country added the aforementioned flights from Nashville, three from Las Vegas, two from Portland, two from Dallas-Fort Worth, one from San Francisco.

What they said

“Today’s announcement of three additional routes from Sun Country Airlines is great news for Nashville and our entire region,” said Doug Kreulen, Nashville International Airport president and CEO.

“Our passengers can now fly nonstop to Portland, Ore., a destination that has been a top domestic target for many months. Providence, R.I., is also a new destination for BNA, and additional LAX service creates competition in the market with more flight options, which often leads to lower rates."

Nashville travelers can book flights now at suncountry.com. Watch the full press conference in the video below:

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.

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