2022 News Releases

May 25, 2022 - MSP Prepares for Continued Boost in Passenger Demand this Summer

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is preparing for a sustained boost of passenger traffic over the next few months with the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicking off for what could be the busiest summer travel season since the COVID-19 pandemic began. More...

May 23, 2022 -  MSP Airport Opens the Travel Confidently MSP Education Center

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) today unveiled the Travel Confidently MSP Education Center at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). This one-of-a-kind facility features a mock aircraft cabin installed inside Terminal 1 to support airport and public safety training and serve airport programs that help build travel confidence through pre-flight experiences. More...

April 28, 2022 - Condor Airlines Relaunching Nonstop Frankfurt Service from MSP

Amid continuing signs of air travel’s recovery, Condor Airlines will resume its seasonal nonstop Frankfurt, Germany, service on June 1 from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) after a two-year hiatus. More...

April 21, 2022 - MSP Airport Approved for Next Phase of Noise Mitigation Program

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is extending the duration of its noise mitigation program, one of the most unique and comprehensive in the United States. More...

April 18, 2022 - Statement Regarding Mask Enforcement at MSP Airport

The Metropolitan Airports Commission announces a change to mask enforcement regulations inside terminals and other facilities at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). More...

March 29, 2022 - MSP Airport Welcomes NCAA Women's Final Four Fans and Teams

Live performances, welcoming signage and giveaways will combine for an exciting arrival experience at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) for fans, coaches and teams visiting for the NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament. More...

March 10, 2022 - Airports Council International Names MSP Best in North America

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has once again earned top honors in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program, which surveys customers at airports around the world. More...

March 7, 2022 - Just Heard Overhead: New Voices of MSP Guide Travelers and Visitors

Travelers and visitors at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are hearing a new set of voices overhead as they move about through the terminals. More...

March 2, 2022 - Air Canada Launches New MSP Route to Montreal

There are more air travel options north of the border for Minnesotans this summer. Air Canada announced a major network expansion with the release of its 2022 summer schedule, which includes a new route between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). More...

February 22, 2022 - COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Combined in Central Location at MSP

The Minnesota Department of Health and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) have consolidated two COVID-19 vaccination sites at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to a single pre-security location that is more accessible to the public. More...

February 3, 2022 - MSP Airport Launches Healthy Meal Vending Machines 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has expanded its award-winning concession program with the debut of Farmer’s Fridge, an innovative vending machine brand that sells fresh and healthy meal options. More...

February 1, 2022 - MSP Airport to Host Large-scale Job Fair on February 3

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) will host a job fair on Thursday, Feb. 3 for airport operators and companies seeking to fill 700 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions across multiple job fields, including restaurant, retail, hotel, airline, and other aviation-related businesses. More...

January 27, 2022 - 2021 MSP Passenger Traffic Rebounds from Pandemic Lows 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) made significant progress in 2021 to continue its recovery from the on-going impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing 25.2 million total passengers, a 69.6% increase over 2020, but still 36.3% lower than 2019. In that year, MSP capped 10 years of total passenger growth setting a record of 39.5 million passengers. More...

January 20, 2022 - MSP Airport Earns Facility Safety Accreditations for 2nd Year in a Row

For the second straight year, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has earned two major industry cleaning and safety facility accreditations as part of its Travel Confidently MSP program. More...

2021 News Releases 

December 21, 2021Stronger Year-End Holiday Travel Push Ahead for MSP Airport

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is expecting a strong end-of-the-year Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday travel period, with some peak days that will more than double the number of passengers clearing security checkpoints compared to last year. More...

November 19, 2021 - Demand To Increase at MSP for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is readying for a significant spike in passengers as the annual Thanksgiving holiday travel period approaches. More...

October 25, 2021 - MSP Hosting Job Fair on October 27

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Oct. 27 for airport operators and companies seeking to fill hundreds of open positions. More...

October 19, 2021 - Annual MEA Weekend to Spur Travel Through MSP Airport This Week

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is preparing to see the annual MEA travel effect once again—a multi-day passenger spike when the airport may be just as busy as a travel day over the summer or during the winter holidays. More...

September 2, 2021 - MSP Airport Records Highest Monthly Passenger Volume Since February 2020

Passenger activity hit pandemic-era records this summer at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). More...

August 30, 2021 - ATRS Names MSP Airport Most Efficient in North America

The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) has once again named Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) the most efficient North American airport in its class. More...

August 16, 2021 - MSP Airport Hosting Job Fair on August 19

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is hosting an in-person job fair August 19 that features more than 750 full time, part time and seasonal positions being offered by companies that operate at the airport. More...

July 29, 2021 - Valet Service at MSP's Terminal 1 Returns August 1

Valet parking service is set to return to Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) on Sunday, Aug. 1. The service will reopen in a newly remodeled space utilizing locally sourced construction materials for enhanced aesthetics. More...

July 1, 2021 - Passenger Numbers Climb at MSP Airport as Summer Travel Demand Grows

Passenger levels continue to climb at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) in line with strong national travel demand this summer. More...

June 29, 2021 - Allegiant Air Launches New Service to MSP Airport 

Allegiant Air will become the 18th airline to serve Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) when it launches new seasonal and year-round service to destinations in Florida and North Carolina this fall. More...

June 17, 2021 - International Travel from MSP Gets a Boost with Return of Icelandair 

Icelandair will resume service to Iceland from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on June 20 as international travel from the U.S. continues its recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

May 24, 2021 - MSP Airport Prepares for More Flights, Passenger Demand this Summer

The recovery of air service at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is getting a huge lift as airlines expand their schedules to meet demand for a highly anticipated summer travel season.  More...

April 13, 2021 - Southwest Airlines Expands MSP Service with New Nonstop to Austin 

Coming this summer, there will be more options to connect between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. On June 6, Southwest Airlines will begin new year-round service between MSP and Austin, TX (AUS). More...

April 9, 2021 - Rolling Droid Delivers Food and Smiles at MSP

The mobile food ordering and delivery service at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is on a roll thanks to a new ambassador that barely sees eye-to-eye with most kids and doesn’t speak a word. Yet, it invites double-takes, smiles and pointed fingers from travelers as it rolls by on its delivery missions. More...

March 11, 2021 - Interactive Sculpture Now Inspiring Travelers and Visitors at MSP

Years in the making, the dazzling centerpiece of a terminal transformation is now giving travelers and visitors to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) an ever-changing Minnesota-inspired light show. More...

March 4, 2021 - MSP Silver Ramp Project Earns Grand Award for Engineering Excellence

The newest, and one of the tallest, structures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), has gained recognition for engineering and design feats that have created a modern iconic structure for the airport while greatly improving parking capacity and ground transportation services. More...

March 1, 2021MSP Preparing for Spike in Travelers as Spring Break Travel Begins

Fueled by spring break travel, March is expected to be the busiest month at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago. More...

February 3, 2021- MAC General Aviation Airports Buck Trend in COVID-Impacted 2020 

The six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) collectively grew operations in 2020 by 2 percent to total 326,044, or 6,381 more takeoffs and landings than in 2019. More...

Jan. 29, 2021 - Pandemic Impacts Cut MSP Passengers to 14.9 Million in 2020

Total passenger traffic at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) fell to 14.9 million in 2020, 62 percent less than in 2019, based on year-end data released by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates MSP. More...

Jan. 27, 2021 - CBP Implements Simplified Arrival for MSP International Passengers   

Arriving international passengers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) can now benefit from new technology that automates the inspection process required for entry into the United States. More...

Jan. 19, 2021 - MSP Receives Accreditation for Clean Facilities

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has earned two major industry cleaning and safety facility accreditations as part of its robust effort to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and combat future health threats. More...

 

2020 News Releases

Nov.16, 2020 - MSP Airport Expands Programs for People with Disabilities 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is expanding its programs to assist travelers and visitors with disabilities, adding a growing global lanyard initiative and new see-through masks for Travelers Assistance volunteers. More...  

Nov. 12, 2020Minnesota COVID-19 PCR Saliva Testing Site Now Open at MSP 

In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Vault Medical Services, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has opened the state’s ninth COVID-19 PCR saliva testing location at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). More...

Oct. 29, 202029-foot-high Tech-driven Interactive Sculpture Hoisted at MSP

It was a huge lift for art and technology at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). A 29-foot-high glass and metal sculpture is now suspended through a new oval opening between the ticketing and baggage claim levels in Terminal 1.  More...

Oct. 20, 2020 Return to Terminal 1 Detour Begins this Week at MSP Airport

The final phase of a Terminal 1 roadway construction project at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is set to begin, which will require a temporary detour for some motorists. More...

Oct. 19, 2020MEA Weekend Spurs Biggest Week of Travel at MSP in Seven Months 

The annual Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) break that wrapped up this past weekend spurred the biggest week of passenger travel at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) since the first impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

Oct. 12, 2020Southwest to offer service between MSP and Houston Hobby

Minnesotans will soon have another way to connect with the 4th largest city in the United States. Southwest Airlines will launch new service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in early 2021. More...

Sept. 23, 2020MSP Receives Coveted Global Recognition for Customer Service

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is one of only seven airports worldwide to be named to the Airports Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence in Airport Service Quality. More...

Sept. 22, 2020Delta Restarting Service to Amsterdam from MSP

Delta Air Lines will resume international service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Amsterdam (AMS) beginning October 25, 2020. More...

Sept. 9, 2020Matt Christenson named Police Chief at MSP Airport

Matt Christenson, a 29-year veteran of the MSP International Airport police force, has been promoted to police chief following an extensive national search and competitive hiring process. More...

July 20, 2020 - MAC Board Makes Face Covering Mandatory at MSP Airport

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) board today approved a resolution to require use of face coverings at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. More...

June 25, 2020 - New Measures Ensure MSP Passengers Travel Confidently During Pandemic

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has launched Travel Confidently, a robust health safety program to ensure the public can be confident when traveling through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). More...