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Passenger numbers up 3.7% in 2014

In 2014, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) served more than 35.1 million passengers, a 3.7 percent increase over 2013.

As a comparison, between 2009 and 2013, passenger growth fluctuated between .16 and 1.43 percent annually, after falling by almost 5 percent between 2008 and 2009.

“These numbers represent a promising trend for MSP Airport, as well as for the aviation industry,” said Dennis Probst, executive vice president of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. “The increase in passengers is indicative of a rebounding economy where more individuals and businesses feel they can afford to travel.” 

Spirit Airlines accounted for the single largest percentage increase in passengers at MSP, handling almost 1 million passengers in 2014, a 359 percent increase over 2013 levels.


Frontier Airlines announces new daily nonstop flights between MSP and Philadelphia

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Beginning April 30, 2015, Frontier Airlines is offering daily nonstop flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport. The service is seasonal until the fall.

The flight will depart Philadelphia at 2 p.m., arriving in the Twin Cities at 3:50, and leave the Twin Cities at 9:45 a.m., arriving in Philadelphia at 1:20 p.m.

Learn more about this fascinating city here: Time to book that summer vacation to the City of Brotherly Love!

Icelandair expands service at MSP

Icelandair last month announced it will extend seasonal service between MSP and Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport through Jan. 10, 2016 and resume it again two months later, in March 2016. In the past, the service has only been offered between May and October.                    

From Keflavik, travelers can connect to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. The airline also recently announced increased frequencies from Keflavik to Europe.


PGA MSP golf lifestyle facility to open in March

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Calling all golf enthusiasts! Golf nirvana is just about to land at MSP Airport with the Professional Golf Association (PGA) as pilot and Wexford Golf as co-pilot.

In March, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will debut a first-of-its-kind golf lifestyle facility. Located on the second level of the Airport Mall in Terminal 1-Lindbergh, PGA MSP will provide hours (or even as few as 15 minutes) of distraction to travelers with its golf simulators, putting greens, pro-shop, swing analyzer and professional golf lessons. 


MSP Airport welcomes See’s Candies

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The very popular See’s Candies has opened a retail cart at the head of Concourse C at Terminal 1-Lindbergh.

Founded in California in 1921, See’s now has more than 200 shops across America plus an online store. The company is well known for its wide variety of old-timey sweets from truffles and fudge to caramels, lollypops, brittles, toffee and more. Every piece of See’s candy is made with fresh ingredients, without the use of preservatives.

Next time you’re traveling through, look for special St. Patrick’s Day and Easter themed treats, as well. You can’t beat See’s for the holidays! 

MSP Airport celebrates its first "Merchant 5-Star" Awardees

In February, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) announced the inaugural winners of the first annual Merchant 5-Star Service Awards, which recognize MSP food and retail businesses that showcase exemplary customer service and sustainability efforts. Winners received the top secret shopper scores for the year within their categories and demonstrated an overarching commitment to quality, hospitality, and sustainability.

Check out the 2014 winners the next time you’re at MSP...


Now showing at the Thomson Reuters Concourse C Art Gallery

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Looking for a relaxing way to spend your time between flights at MSP? 

Head to Concourse C at Terminal 1-Lindbergh to get your art fix. 

There you will find nearly 100 works of art by Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport employees at the Thomson Reuters Concourse C Art Gallery, between Gates C9 and C11. 

The show, sponsored by the Airport Foundation MSP and the National Arts Program, goes through April 16. 

Winners' names and photographs from the December 5, 2014 artist reception can be viewed on the Airport Foundation MSP's website


Two lactation centers open at MSP

Nursing moms now have two new spaces at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) specifically designed for privately expressing breast milk. Both are located at Terminal 1-Lindbergh. One is on Concourse F near Gate F2 and the other is on Concourse C across from Gate C13.

These secure, sanitary rooms keep lactating moms in mind with features like a deep sink for cleaning equipment, easily accessible electrical outlets, soft lighting, artwork and comfortable seating.


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