MSP newsletter, April 2017

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New for you at MSP: A variety of concession openings

Grand openings of new concessions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in recent months now total almost 50. A total of 72,000 square feet of newly renovated retail space has opened in the last nine months, and more is on its way. 

The retail openings are transforming the appearance of Terminal 1-Lindbergh's main mall.


The entrance to Concourse F is now a gateway to the great outdoors as Adventure North is open across from Stone Arch restaurant and bar.

Adventure North is a one-stop shop for all outdoor enthusiasts. The store sells quality brand name items such as hiking shorts, gadgets, travel cases, boots, camping accessories, jackets, gloves, blankets, water bottles and much more.

Brands sold include Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx, Prana, Chaco, Oakley, Red Wing footwear and Merrell.


Black Sheep Pizza also opened recently in the main mall area of Terminal 1.

Black Sheep features coal-fired thin crust pizzas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers and is a local Minneapolis brand.

Customers can enjoy table service or take items to-go at Black Sheep's quick-service counter.  The unit also offers a full bar.


Tumi has opened its shiny new store in Terminal 1 on the main mall. Tumi carries high-end luggage, limited apparel, electronics and luggage accessories.

MSP’s location is the company’s third in the country to incorporate the new Tumi design and layout.


A new “athleisure” retail store has opened at Terminal 1-Lindbergh in the main mall.

Travelers can now purchase athletic apparel at Adrenaline, which features brands such as Puma, Lucy, Under Armour, Nike, New Balance and Adidas to name a few.

The store carries an array of tanks, tees, sweats, hats, socks, hoodies, yoga pants, fitness accessories and other activewear apparel.

Roadway improvements advance at MSP's Terminal 1

Work continues on the roadways leading in and out of Terminal 1-Lindbergh, which is causing some lane shifts for drivers. Only single lanes are closed at various times and access to the terminal continues uninterrupted.

Currently, the lane restrictions on the inbound roadway are related to the construction of a new skyway between Concourse A and the new hotel that is under construction to the south of the inbound roadway.  

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A new hotel (upper middle of photo, with the crane) will open in 2018. A new parking ramp will go in the space occupied by the current exit plaza (bottom right of photo). The outline of the new exit plaza lanes can be seen at top center.


In coming weeks and months, MSP’s construction of a new 5,000-space parking ramp at Terminal 1 will lead to lane shifts and periodic single-lane closures on the inbound and outbound roads, and the parking ramp entrance and exit plazas. Those roadway impacts are expected to end in mid September, 2017.

Access to rental car agencies and existing parking facilities will be maintained at all times during construction.

The roadwork that drivers see to their right as they exit Terminal 1, past the hotel construction site, is for the new exit plaza that is set to open later this summer. The current exit plaza is being relocated to allow space for the new parking ramp.

In late April and early May, work on the skyway connection to the new hotel will necessitate overnight closures of Terminal 1's main access roads, leading to detours. Access to Terminal 1 will be maintained during that project. More details will be released closer to the actual skyway work.

Now departing: KLM flights to Amsterdam


Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is thrilled to welcome KLM Royal Dutch Airlines back to the Twin Cities.

KLM is now offering non-stop service from MSP to Amsterdam three days each week. To celebrate, MSP recently toasted the inaugural flight the best way we know how—with a water salute.

Watch here as the Airport Fire Department deploys its massive water cannons to form a hundred-foot arch over the aircraft as it taxis to the gate.

Parking changes begin at Terminal 1-Lindbergh

People parking at Terminal 1-Lindbergh at MSP noticed changes starting Monday, April 10, as the general and short-term parking areas were renamed and the entrances for both were consolidated into one entrance plaza.

General parking was renamed “daily” parking and short-term parking renamed “hourly.”
The name changes will better reflect the parking options available to customers.

The new “hourly” parking area is in the Gold Ramp on Level 3 and the area that has historically been short-term parking is now part of the terminal’s daily parking inventory. Signs direct drivers to the new hourly parking spots in the Gold Ramp and parking there is limited to four hours or less.

Other than Gold Ramp level three, all spaces are designated “daily” parking for customers’ longer-term parking needs.

The new Terminal 1 entry plaza has seven entry lanes. For over-sized vehicles, the current entrance and signage remains unchanged.

“The changes at Terminal 1 will streamline the parking experience for travelers and simplify the entrance to the ramps,” said Atif Saeed, the Metropolitan Airport Commission’s assistant director – landside operations. “Soon we will also start construction on a new 5,000-parking-space ramp at Terminal 1, and we appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to improve their airport parking experience.”

The parking ramps at Terminal 2-Humphrey, the Quick Ride Ramp near Terminal 1 and the valet garage are not affected by the changes.

Real-time information on the availability of parking at both terminals at MSP can be found here

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