Alfred Marcus in The Star Tribune

Sun Country Airlines, Minnesota’s “hometown airline” since Delta Air Lines bought Northwest Airlines a decade ago, contracted a bit in 2016.

Sun Country competes in a U.S. industry dominated by the Goliath likes of Delta, United and American. Overall, the industry posted its third consecutive year of growing revenue and increased profits.

But Sun Country’s posted operating income of $16 million was down 41 percent from 2015, and operating revenue declined 1.35 percent to $511 million, according to a government filing covering fiscal 2016.

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