Photo courtesy of Sun Country Airlines.

Pittsburghers are facing a long gray winter (and probably spring) so come June, it could be good to get away without breaking the bank.

Sun Country Airlines will begin nonstop, seasonal service to Pittsburgh International Airport from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 2, with introductory fares as low as $69 one-way.

The flights will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays.

The low-cost airline on Tuesday announced 11 new nonstop routes and extended its booking calendar through early September 2022.

“With more folks eager to resume leisure travel, we’re excited to be able to offer them another option to get away this summer to enjoy the Steel City,” says Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer Grant Whitney.

“We’re thrilled to have Sun Country’s low-cost service for Pittsburgh travelers heading to the Twin Cities,” says Bryan Dietz, senior vice president for air service and commercial development for the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “Additionally, we’re looking forward to welcoming Minnesotans to experience all that the Pittsburgh region has to offer, from top-rated bars and restaurants to our world-renowned sports teams and museums.”

Interior of a Sun Country Airlines aircraft. Photo courtesy of Sun Country Airlines.

Minneapolis-based Sun Country offers free in-flight entertainment, complimentary nonalcoholic beverages, a mobile-friendly website and new aircraft interiors.

Sun Country is the third airline to announce service to PIT in 2021, joining Breeze Airways and Contour Airlines, which began nonstop flights to Milwaukee and Indianapolis this month.

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