MAC Newsletter, April 2020

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Welcome to the Metropolitan Airports Commission's e-newsletter.

MAC updates operations and financial data related to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of daily life, the travel industry has been among the hardest hit.

Still, airlines and airports continue to provide essential services each day, including transporting healthcare professionals and equipment to places where they're needed to battle COVID-19.

With these challenging times in mind, leaders from the Metropolitan Airports Commission -- which owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport -- recently provided an update on operations and finances to the MAC's board.

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Listen to an audio presentation on MAC operations related to COVID-19 from Roy Fuhrmann, the MAC's chief operating officer (pictured above).

At that same meeting, the MAC's chief financial officer, Atif Saeed, (pictured at left) presented a COVID-19 financial update. You can listen to it here.

At the MAC's Board meetings page you will find the visual presentations of data and statistics that accompanied each of those updates, within the agenda of the April 20 meeting.

Travel tips for your next visit to MSP Airport

aircraft flying into MSP

The travel experience at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has changed in the COVID-19 era.

One thing that remains the same, though, is the presence of airport employees and airline staff, ready to provide you the services you’re accustomed to and help you remain as safe as possible during your trip.

With your needs in mind, we’ve put together an updated travel-tips page to help you navigate your way through MSP during this unique period of time.

Visit the new web page for the latest information and links to more information that will aid your journey.

Airport employees maintain essential operations at MSP

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There are comparatively few passengers at MSP Airport due to COVID-19, but hundreds of airport workers are still on site each day, providing services and staying safe with social distancing and other measures.

“Air transportation is an essential service and plays a key role in moving personnel and equipment critical in the fight against the pandemic to the places they need to be,” said Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) CEO Brian Ryks. “Even with the volume of passengers down 95 percent, our organization still needs to work with our public- and private-sector partners to ensure flight operations continue.”

Pictured: Shay Christian, a plumber in the MAC's trades department.

MAC employees vital to the daily operation of the airport include everyone from the police and fire departments to divisions that keep the two terminals and the airfield operating -- and ready to be utilized to their full capacity when passengers return.


Stay up-to-date on the Hwy. 5 construction project

around the airport

Work continues on the reconstruction of Hwy. 5 between I-494 and Hwy. 62, which is the roadway that serves Terminal 1’s inbound roadway at MSP.

MnDOT recently updated closure information for the project, including a ramp closure and an extension of a lane closure on Hwy. 5 west.

Visit to get more information and find your best detour route during construction, which runs until October of this year.

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