MSP newsletter for February, 2017

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New for you at MSP


New restaurants continue to open at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as the mix of concessions is refreshed with exciting new concepts.

The Twins Grill opened recently on Concourse C in Terminal 1-Lindbergh, located in the former TGI Friday’s space.

The Twins Grill is a full service restaurant and bar with beautiful design elements reminiscent of Target Field.

Stop by and get inspired for the upcoming baseball season the next time you pass through MSP.

Qdoba opened earlier this month on Concourse E near Gate E7, featuring a variety of Mexican favorites including a breakfast menu.

The restaurant is already a popular draw, providing fresh, time-sensitive dining.


Frontier heads east with service to Ohio destinations


Frontier Airlines will give MSP travelers new options for getting to Ohio starting in April, with service to both Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Frontier’s new nonstop flights between MSP and Cincinnati begin April 21, with service on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Nonstop service between MSP and Cleveland (pictured) starts on April 23, with flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Frontier operates as a low-cost carrier, offering a base fare and then a la carte pricing for extras such as seat assignments and carry-on luggage.

Frontier’s flights operate out of Concourse E in Terminal 1-Lindbergh.

Aspiring restauranteurs invited to learn about business at MSP

Businesses interested in setting up shop at MSP can get information about upcoming leasing opportunities, along with a chance to network with potential business partners at two meetings later this month.


On Weds. Feb. 22, the MSP Concessions team will present on upcoming restaurant leasing opportunities at the airport. The meeting will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza AiRE, located at 3 Appletree Square in Bloomington, Minn.

 The Crowne Plaza (pictured) is just south of I-494 on 34th Ave. S. Topics covered at the meeting will include:

  • MSP airline and passenger demographics
  • Airport concessions and lease definitions.
  • The request-for-proposals (RFP) process, timeline and development steps.
  • The Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification steps.
  • Identifying RFP resources.

On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Concessions team will host a Business Outreach and Networking opportunity, also at the Crowne Plaza AiRE in Bloomington.

The meeting will run from 8 a.m. to noon.
Attendees will be able to take the mic and make a brief presentation to the group about their business.

  • Each person will have no more than two minutes to present.
  • The total time allows for 60 speakers. If the Concessions team receives more than 60 requests to speak, speakers will be selected through a lottery process.
  • Only one presentation is allowed for each business.
  • Each speaker may use up to five PowerPoint slides.
  • The slides must be emailed in advance to Kate Webb at mail to: no later than Monday, Feb. 13.

If you’re not using slides, still RSVP your intent to present at the event by Feb. 13. This is a hard deadline! The link for your RSVP is here.

After the presentations, participants will be encouraged to network with other presenters and explore exhibits about MSP resources.

Houston hands off Super Bowl to MN in pass-happy video

With less than a year before Super Bowl LII (52) hits local turf on Feb. 4, 2018, MSP International Airport is excited to be gearing up for the big game.

The video below highlights some of thousands of Minnesotans who are eager to start preparing to host the game and all the activities that surround it. 


The Super Bowl is expected to draw close to 1 million attendees to both the events leading up to the main event and the game itself, which will be played at USBank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

MSP is represented in the video by Atif Saeed (pictured), the airport’s assistant director of landside operations.

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