Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
There is a lot of excitement over the University of Minnesota’s football team’s upcoming appearance at the Citrus Bowl — so much so that there’s a shortage of flights to Florida.
Security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are about to get a makeover. The $18 million plan calls for the consolidation of four checkpoints into one 10-lane checkpoint aimed at improving efficiency.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be a festive place for travelers this holiday season. Various musicians will perform at Terminal 1, the Lindbergh Terminal, in December. Performers include jazz pianist Laura Caviani, the Minnesota Dance Theater performing pieces from “The Nutcracker,” the Painted Harmony Chorale Ensemble and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony.
Protesters briefly blocked access to the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday afternoon. Around 100 people representing labor organizations blocked the road leading to the terminal for around 20 minutes to call for higher wages for airport workers.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is one of the better choices in the country for healthy eating options, according to a report released by Harvard University. The report says that nearly 70 percent of the airport’s 70 food venues offer at least one cholesterol-free, plant-based, fiber-packed meal.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may soon join the ranks of dozens of other airports in the region in adding an on-site hotel. The Metropolitan Airports Commission is now accepting proposals for the project. The plan is to build a hotel near Terminal 1 across from Concourse C, next to the U.S. Postal Office.
As it is every year, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was a big day for gas stations and grocery stores. Many Minnesotans took to the roads Wednesday.
Compared to other airports around the country, MSP isn’t experiencing any major delays. However, travelers could run into trouble if they’re heading to parts of the east coast like New York, D.C., Boston and Philadelphia. Snowy conditions could delay or cancel flights.
A wallop of winter weather continues to make travel difficult on some Minnesota highways and byways, but air traffic seems to be running more smoothly at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The first snowstorm of the season is causing big headaches for travelers and crews Monday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MSP Spokesman Pat Hogan says there have been about 175 canceled flights Monday. Hogan says he doesn’t anticipate many more being made because the airlines were aggressive about canceling them ahead of time.
Officials say two Delta Air Lines planes clipped wings while they were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. An airport spokesman says nobody was hurt in Wednesday night’s incident.
A spokesperson for Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport says two planes clipped wings on a taxiway Wednesday night. The accident happened at about 8:30 p.m., and involved a Compass Airlines flight headed to Louisville and a Delta flight to Los Angeles. Both planes returned to the terminal and passengers were taken off.
Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger was in the WCCO-TV studio to talk with Esme Murphy on Sunday morning. The commissioner spoke on where the Ebola treatment facilities will likely be in Minnesota, as well as politicians calling for travel bans, CDC protocol, and Ebola screenings at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
With Minnesota home to the largest Liberian population outside of West Africa, there’s growing concern that the deadly virus could travel here. That’s why Gov. Mark Dayton called together a panel of health, public safety and government leaders on Friday to update Minnesota’s plans and preparedness.
Seven agents for the Transportation Security Administration were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center on Friday morning after an odor was noticed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The odor was investigated near Checkpoint 2 at Terminal 1 around 9:30 a.m., according to an airport spokesperson.