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.

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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.

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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.

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The remaining routes will be to Cuba’s nine other international airports.