Sun Country Airlines



Sun Country Airlines to Begin Air Service at Rapid City Regional


Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) announced that Sun Country Airlines will begin offering new nonstop flights from Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP) to Rapid City, South Dakota beginning in June 2023. 

Operating two flights per week, each flight will seat 186 passengers on a Boeing 737-800 jet.  Sun Country offers a customer experience that includes free in-flight entertainment, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service, a mobile-friendly website with more self-service tools, and new interiors on each aircraft.

For residents of western South Dakota, the route will provide a fast, low cost option to the area’s largest destination market.


“We’re excited to welcome travelers from the Rapid City area

to the Twin Cities via this new, nonstop route,” says Grant Whitney, Chief Revenue Officer at Sun Country. “Minneapolis/St. Paul has lots of great attractions that cater to people of all ages and all interests – including Mall of America, world-class museums, lakes and parks, art galleries, incredible sports, music and entertainment venues, great restaurants, breweries and so much more. We can’t wait to showcase Minnesota culture and hospitality to guests who are eager to create lifelong memories and transformative


“This is great news for Rapid City and the region.” Patrick Dame, Airport Executive Director, said.  “We believe Sun Country’s everyday low fares, will inspire travel to the Black Hills area.  Affordable airline service is vital to our economic development and our tourism industry.” 

It is the mission of Rapid City Regional Airport to provide a safe, environmentally responsible and fiscally self-sustainable operation ensuring high quality services and facilities.  Our vision is to provide world class transportation service enhancing economic growth.