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Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is a great place to land. The airport grabbed the No. 6 spot on Travel + Leisure’s list of America’s Best Airports, and a Travel Leaders survey ranked it No. 2 in amenities, dining and for families with kids, plus No. 4 for business travel services and No. 6 for connecting flights. MSP Airport, which, because of its selection of restaurants and lounges, was named the best for a two-hour layover by Men’s Journal, welcomes more than 27.9 million travelers each year. Between the airport’s two terminals, MSP Airport features 15 different airlines serving 114 domestic and 23 international destinations. From Delta Air Lines to the low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, there are plenty of choices. It’s no wonder MSP Airport is the nation’s 16th busiest.

The airport's Terminal 1-Lindbergh turned 50 in 2012. Since 1962, the terminal has grown from 24 gates to 114 and averages 82,000 travelers a day now (compared to 14,000 then). The terminal is named for famous Minnesota aviator Charles Lindbergh and was labeled Terminal 1 recently to help distinguish between it and the smaller Hubert H. Humphrey Terminal 2 (named for the Minnesota Senator and 38th vice president of the United States).

From the airport, visitors have easy access to both downtowns. Each city is easily accessed by the area’s two main thoroughfares, Interstate Highways 35 and 94, which run north-south and east-west, respectively. More than 200 city-suburban bus routes, the METRO and, of course, countless taxicab companies all connect the airport to downtown Minneapolis.


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METRO

The Twin Cities METRO system began with the METRO Blue Line, which opened in 2004 and serves 19 stations between Minneapolis and Bloomington. In June 2014 the METRO Green Line opened, connecting both downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The Green Line includes 23 stations (five shared with the Blue Line).


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MAPS

Metropolitan Area

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Skyways

Once downtown, attendees can travel through the largest climate-controlled skyway system in the world. Nearly 80 blocks of skyways—many of which are easily accessible by all travelers—cover eight miles of downtown, linking hotels, dining, shopping, theaters and the Minneapolis Convention Center.

 

RESOURCES

Resources

Airlines served by the MSP Airport
  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Great Lakes Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • AirTran Airways
  • Iceland Air
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines


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Non-Stop International Destinations from MSP Airport
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • London, England, UK
  • Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Paris, France
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Zihuatanejo, Mexico


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