MINNEAPOLIS - Sun Country Airlines will cut 350 jobs in the coming months, as they move to a partnership with Global Aviation Services USA, Inc., officials say.

According to a press release, Sun Country made the decision over the last several months, while analyzing how to better "ensure the viability" of the airline and help facilitate airport operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

They say the partnership with Global Aviation Services USA, Inc. will be in effect on or around May 1, 2018. Layoffs of Sun Country employees will begin immediately.

Those employees are able to interview for positions with Global Aviation Services USA, Inc., according to the company, and will be given stay bonus packages, as well as incentive pay options.

According to Sun Country:

Global Aviation Services USA, Inc. has experience and expertise in the areas of cleaning, passenger service, ramp and baggage handling. They work with a number of airlines and have a presence at many airports throughout the U.S. and Canada. We already have a relationship with Global Aviation Services USA, Inc. at Southwest Florida International Airport and Tampa International Airport and are confident in their ability to meet our customer service standards.