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Lake Elmo Airport Debuts New Runway

Latest Investment In Twin Cities Reliever Airport System Improves Operations & Safety For GA Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2022 Digital Issue Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. – The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is celebrating the opening of a new 3,500-foot … Continue reading

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MAC GA Airports See Continued Growth

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL – The six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) grew their operations in 2021 by 8% collectively—an increase to 352,195, or 26,151 more takeoffs and … Continue reading

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Major Commercial Airport Contends With Pandemic

by Dave Weiman Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2020 MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINN. – How does a major commercial airport contend with a pandemic that has all but shut down operations? Answer: Cut any non-essential expenses; temporarily close any … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Reliever Airports Continue To Provide Essential Services

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue While the number of flights taking off and landing at the MAC’s six reliever airports has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential flights – including those supporting important medical services – still … Continue reading

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Minnesota Airports – Contributing To The State’s Economy The Minnesota Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study

by Julie Carr Aviation Planner MNDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue In 2019, the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Aeronautics conducted a study of the annual economic impacts generated by 126 of Minnesota’s … Continue reading

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Work On MSP’s Long-Term Plan For 2040 Now Underway

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – This spring the staff at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP) started looking toward the future and have begun work on the long-term planning process for the airport. Creating … Continue reading

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Joe Harris Chosen To Lead MAC’s Reliever Airports

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Joe Harris, a long-time employee of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), was recently selected as the new director of Reliever Airports for the MAC. Harris was most recently the manager of the … Continue reading

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Brian Ryks Elected To National Airport Executives Board

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Brian Ryks, executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in the Twin Cities, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Airports Pull Off Another Super Bowl-Like Win With Final Four

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Not since Super Bowl LII, February 4, 2018, have the airports in the Twin Cities metropolitan area been tested with such a large influx of aircraft … Continue reading

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Minnesota Airports Conference To Be Held In Willmar

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue WILLMAR, MINN. – The Minnesota Airports Conference will take place April 24-26, 2019 at the Willmar Conference Center, Willmar, Minn. The annual conference features experts in aviation and aerospace who share their … Continue reading

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