MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was awarded $125 million on Monday from the CARES Act to cover operational costs.READ MORE: Crews Battle Fire In Northeast Minneapolis
Spokesperson Patrick Hogan says the funds will also help the airport make timely payments on its $1.6 billion of debt.
READ MORE: Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled At MSP AirportREAD MORE: Minnesota Weather: High Temps Could Reach 90 Degrees Sunday
Additionally, Sun Country says it filed exemptions with the federal government in order to assure that they would not have to operate flights that didn’t have sufficient consumer demand. Sun Country is committed to, at minimum, four weekly flights to Orlando, Fort Myers, Phoenix and Las Vegas as part of the CARES Act deal. The airlines says they will schedule more flights if there are demands for it.Minnesota Weather: 1 Dead, NWS Confirms 3 Tornadoes Touched Down Across MN
Delta Airlines will receive over $5 billion in emergency relief, and is one of 10 airlines in the agreement — all of which are expected to pay back 30% of the money they receive.