ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Country Airlines announced today that it is implementing a new policy modeled on legislation supported by Senator Klobuchar that would limit runway taxi time. As a result of a delayed Sun Country flight on Friday from New York’s JFK airport to Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport which included a five hour and forty five minute taxi time, the company has decided to establish a maximum taxi time limit of four hours. After such time, the Sun County Airlines flight will return to the gate area to disembark its passengers.
Stan Gadek, CEO of Sun County Airlines said, “The flight delay on Friday was unacceptable from the customers perspective as well as the airline. By establishing a four hour deadline for a return to gate decision we are eliminating long taxi times due to ongoing delays for ATC, weather and airport congestion.”
Stan Gadek went onto say, “The Senate’s initiative is on the mark and we thank Senator Klobuchar for her leadership and support on this issue. We are pleased to be the first airline to voluntarily implement a policy based upon key aspects of this legislation.”
About Sun Country Airlines
MN Airlines, LLC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sun Country, which has earned a reputation for offering world class service at an affordable price, was recently named in the “Top Ten Domestic Airlines” by Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler for the forth year in a row. The airline flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. For a complete list of destinations and more information, please visit www.suncountry.com.