Sun Country Rolls Out ‘Door-to-Door’ Service for Twin Cities Residents
Sun Country Airlines has already been partnering with the Landline Co. to provide shuttle service from Mankato and Duluth. The Landline Co. on Facebook

Sun Country Rolls Out ‘Door-to-Door’ Service for Twin Cities Residents

Starting in November, Sun Country Airlines will provide car rides directly from passengers’ homes to the airport.

Twin Cities-based air carrier Sun Country Airlines is rolling out a new ground transportation option for passengers.

On Tuesday, the airline announced that it has partnered with bus and luxury car operator Landline Co. to provide trips from passengers’ homes directly to Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

The service, known as “Sun Country Door-to-Door,” will be available to any customer living within 30 miles of the airport, Sun Country said in a news release. Slated to begin in November, the new service will cost between $30 and $85 per person. Landline will drive up to four passengers to MSP Airport in a “luxury vehicle.” Landline, a startup launched in 2019, has already been providing longer-haul shuttle service for Sun Country passengers in Duluth and Mankato. This year, the companies added MSP Airport shuttle service to Brainerd, along with La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

“With Sun Country Door-to-Door, travelers don’t have to worry about getting to the airport on time, navigating parking ramps or waiting in lines at the check-in counter or security,” said Sun Country chief marketing officer Brian Davis in the release. “Our partnership with Landline allows us to provide folks a seamless travel experience where the minute you step out your front door, you’re on your way, let us handle the rest.”

The service could be a boon for travelers in the winter, when many of Sun Country’s flights depart in the early morning hours.

To be sure, the market for ground transportation at MSP Airport is a crowded one. In addition to app-based ridesharing options like Lyft and Uber, a number of other companies already provide chauffeur services to the airport. But Sun Country aims to differentiate its service by providing passengers with a bag check, priority boarding, and “expedited security screening.”

The “Door-to-Door” service also includes free Wi-Fi, refreshments, and entertainment on the trip to the airport.