Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken wrote to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking that Minneapolis be added to the five international airports that began screening this past weekend.
The White House announced enhanced screenings for Ebola at five U.S. airports Wednesday. Employees of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will be taking the temperature of all travelers coming from West Africa at airports in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington D.C and Atlanta. Anyone with a temperature would then be taken to the quarantine station for further evaluation.
Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Authorities say a small fire forced a brief evacuation of part of a concourse at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday morning. Crews were called to an area near Gate 6 on the G Concourse at the airport at about 5 a.m. after a smoke detector and sprinklers went off.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is planning a $25.4 million solar power installation to generate nearly 20 percent of the airport’s electricity.
Construction of the largest solar energy project in Minnnesota is now underway at the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. The new solar installation will be built on the top deck of the Terminal 1 parking ramps. When it’s up and running, it will generate enough energy to handle about 20 percent of the airport’s power supply.
The effects of an airport fire in Chicago Friday continued to be felt by passengers Saturday. More than 700 flights have been canceled at Chicago’s two international airports. Authorities say a contract employee started a fire in the basement of the Aurora control center.
Your next trip out of town could soon become a lot easier. Officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport laid out several changes they’d like to make on Tuesday.