Sun Country Airlines discontinues Minneapolis, Las Vegas flights from Sonoma County airport

The Press Democrat has announced Sun Country Airlines has discontinued routes through Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, the news source said.

The Minnesota-based airline chose to exit the growing market rather than continue its seasonal flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Las Vegas, with a layover in Santa Rosa on both sides. The discount air carrier began offering service through Sonoma County in summer 2017, and will end a three-year run to Wine Country.

Sun Country operated up to three flights per week between the Twin Cities and Las Vegas each summer. In 2019, the airline bumped up the start of its yearly service from August to May for the Thursday westbound and Sunday eastbound service, with stops in Santa Rosa. The move resulted in an increase in its number of passengers year over year.

Last year, Sun Country recorded more than 14,000 passengers on its 120 flights through the local air hub, representing a more than 34% uptick from 2018.

Sun Country said that for now doesn´t plan to continue its Minneapolis-to-Santa Rosa route, but will track future demand.