Feb 5, 2024

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) surpassed 34.7 million total passengers in 2023, closing in on its all-time record of 39.5 million passengers set in 2019 just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The 2023 total marks an 11% increase compared to 2022, when MSP logged 31.2 million passengers. The growth of the past year was driven by ongoing recovery in international travel. MSP totaled 2.98 million international passengers in 2023, a 47% increase over the 2.04 million international passengers in 2022.

“We are encouraged by the rebound in international service to new and existing destinations,” said Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), which operates MSP. “We continue to see growing demand for travel overseas, to Canada, and to warm and sunny destinations across Mexico and the Caribbean. Heading into this new year, we remain focused on providing travelers with exceptional airport experiences and supporting airlines as they increase nonstop destinations and frequencies of flights for Minnesota businesses and travelers.”

2023 MSP passenger data factoids graphic