MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Flying nonstop from Minneapolis to Cuba? It’s now possible.
That’s if the federal government approves a request from Sun Country Airlines. Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines is trying to make that happen, bidding on four possible flights, two nonstops and two that would involve a stop in Fort Myers.READ MORE: Robert Kinney Gets 1 Year Behind Bars, 15 Years Probation In St. Paul Fatal Hit-And-Run
The Mendota Heights-based airline is among the U.S. airlines submitting route bids to the Department of Transportation. Sun Country officials said those customers wanting nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Cuba would need a specific reason.READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Nov. 30 Live Updates: Defense Says Potter Will Testify, 3 Jurors Seated
It’s the only one bidding for a nonstop flight between Minnesota and Cuba. Federal transportation officials will assign 110 routes between the airlines, but just 20 will go to Cuba’s capital city.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Should You Expect Another Relief Payment?
The remaining routes will be to Cuba’s nine other international airports.