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Sun Country further cemented its place as Minnesota's hometown airline this morning as they announced plans to name their fleet of 22 Boeing 737s after Minnesota lakes from across the state. Safe to say, they've got plenty of room to expand their fleet with at least 9,978 more aircraft before they run out of names. I was invited to attend the announcement this morning and the first aircraft “Lake Bemidji” was on display in the Sun Country hanger.


A large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway
Lake Bemidji


This is a cheap and easy way to help promote Minnesota and also be a little cheesy. I'm sure you'll be hearing Sun Country pilots referring to their aircraft by name on your next flight. Sun Country is not the first to name their fleet as many airlines have been doing this for decades. Specifically, Icelandair names their aircraft after Icelandic volcanoes. Also many 747s of Virgin Atlantic, KLM and several other airlines are also named. I will say it's rare for the workhorse Boeing 737 to be named, but it's still fun to know whether or not you've been on an aircraft before.


A group of people standing around a plane


The names of each lake will be featured on the exterior of the aircraft, under either side of the cockpit, as well as outside the front boarding door. Artwork will be featured in the aft cabin of every aircraft.


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Aft cabin of the Lake Bemidji


Lakes featured:
  • Lake Bemidji (only livery updated)
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Geneva
  • Lake George
  • Lake Harriet
  • Lake Irving
  • Lake Jefferson
  • Lake Mille Lacs
  • Lake Minnetonka
  • Lake Minnewashta
  • Lake Nokomis
  • Lake of the Clouds
  • Lake of the Isles
  • Lake of the Woods
  • Lake Pepin
  • Lake Phalen*
  • Lake Ripley*
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Vermilion
  • Lake Virginia
  • Lake Washington
  • Lake Winona

*To be added as the fleet grows


A large airplane at an airport


Bottom Line 

Currently the only aircraft updated with the new livery is the Lake Bemidji but as aircraft come in for maintenance they will be updated. I'm a big fan of Sun Country for their solid service and great work at driving down prices in the Minneapolis market. While I'd love to see them add more routes and new aircraft, I think this is a fun update, which will further endear Minnesotans to Sun Country.


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