/ Modified oct 23, 2017 3:03 p.m.

Minnesota-Based Airline Bringing Back Tucson Flight for Winter Months

Sun Country serves Tucson International Airport during the cold season.

New TIA Tower The new air traffic control tower for Tucson International Airport (PHOTO: Zac Ziegler, AZPM)

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After a seven-year absence, Sun Country Airlines will bring nonstop flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Tucson starting Dec. 21.

Tucson Airport Authority spokesperson David Hatfield said Minnesotans look to Tucson as a warm destination during the cold months in the north.

“They know people want to come here. They know our price point,” Hatfield said. “Tucson Is a relative bargain in the winter time.”

The flights will run Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday through April 15, 2018.

Sun Country Airlines last served Tucson International Airport in 2010.

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