Sun Country Airlines hopes to sweeten the pot for travelers looking for an inexpensive flight from Austin to one of the largest gaming destinations in the country.
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul-based airline, which operates out of the Barbara Jordan Terminal, announced on February 26 two seasonal nonstop flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Mississippi.
"We’re excited to add these routes to our network and bring more passengers to experience this great leisure destination, a premier area for casino gaming that also boasts miles of beaches and beautiful golf courses,” Sun Country chief commercial officer Ted Botimer said in a release. “Our focus on low fares and customer service has been a great fit for tourists visiting this market and we look forward to our continued partnership with the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority.”
The new flights will be offered twice a week — Mondays and Fridays — July 19 through December 16. Monday flights will depart Austin at 10:10 am and arrive at Gulfport-Biloxi at 11:40 am, while flights departing the Gulf Coast will leave for Austin at 5:35 pm. and arrive at 7:15 pm. One-way flights with Sun Country could cost as little as $59.
Tickets went on sale beginning February 26. As of press time, one-way flights were priced between $58-$78.
With the newest routes, Sun Country, which served over 25,000 passengers from ABIA in 2018, will offer seasonal nonstop flights from Austin to Gulfport-Biloxi, Cancun, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.