Sun Country cancels D.R. nonstop flight from T.F. Green before launch

A PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED nonstop seasonal route from T.F. Green Airport to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has been canceled. The route was scheduled to begin operation in November. / COURTESY MN AIRLINES LLC
A PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED nonstop seasonal route from T.F. Green Airport to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has been canceled. The route was scheduled to begin operation in November. / COURTESY MN AIRLINES LLC

WARWICK – A yet-to-be operated route from T.F. Green Airport to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has been cancelled, MN Airlines LLC, doing business as Sun Country Airlines, confirmed Friday.

The company said that demand for the flight declined since its announcement of the flight in May.

“Unfortunately, this has led us to the tough decision to cancel the route,” the company said in a statement to PBN. “However, by making this decision far in advance of the first flight, we are hopeful that we can minimize the disruption to our guests’ travel plans.”

The route was scheduled to begin operating in November and would have been seasonal, running through April.

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“We apologize to those who were affected by this route cancellation. All guests who already had flights booked will have the option to rebook to an alternate Sun Country destination, or simply receive a full refund of their itinerary,” the company said. “We look forward to serving Providence travelers on our existing routes and hope to find new opportunities to expand our service in the future.”

At the time of the announcement, R.I. Airport Corp. heralded the addition of the flight route as an important addition for Dominican residents in Rhode Island. It wasn’t immediately clear if RIAC would seek out another operator to fly a Rhode Island-Dominican Republic flight.

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