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Cancun gets even closer with this new nonstop flight from Austin

Cancun gets even closer with this new nonstop flight from Austin

Sun Country Airlines
Cancun just got even closer.  Sun Country Airlines/Facebook

One of the best things about living in Texas is that traveling to Mexico is relatively easy. Jump on a plane and a few hours later you're floating in a cenote outside Tulum or traipsing through the world's best museums in Mexico City. Now, with the addition of a new flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, getting to Cancun is easier than ever. 

Beginning June 5, the Minneapolis-based budget airline Sun Country Airlines will provide nonstop service from ABIA to Cancun International Airport. The seasonal route will run throughout the summer, with its final flight on August 13. The flight will operate on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. In celebration of its summer fling, Sun Country is offering introductory fares of $299 roundtrip. 

Currently, Sun Country Airlines operates nonstop service from Austin to Minneapolis/St. Paul which, if we're being honest, sounds like an even better deal when it's August and ten million degrees outside.

“Both Austin and Cancun are terrific vacation destinations of ours,” said Jude Bricker, president and CEO of Sun Country Airlines, in a March 9 release. “We look forward to connecting the two and bringing our Midwest hospitality and convenient nonstop service to more passengers through this route network expansion.”

The news is part of a bigger expansion plan for Sun Country. On March 8, the Star Tribune reported the airline's addition of several summertime routes throughout the country from its Twin Cities hub.