Managing KMSP

Hello. This is my second article on my “Managing American Airports” series. My first one got a lot of love so I’m doing another one.

This one is Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

Weird facts:

  • Delta Airlines accounts for over 83% of all passengers traveling through KMSP
  • KMSP is a major hub for two airlines
  • KMSP has been nominated consistently for best North American airport of the year
  • KMSP long haul flights include PHNL , PANC , RJTT , EGLL , EHAM , LFPG , BIKF

Parking / Gates
Concourse A , B , C , D

  • Delta Airlines
    Concourse E
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
    Concourse F
  • Delta Airlines
    Concourse G
  • Delta Airlines
  • KLM
  • Air France
  • Air Canada
    Concourse H
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Ailrines ( not in IF )
  • jetBlue Airways
  • Icelandair

Cargo terminal is north of runway 4/22
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About departures:

  • Departure runways 17/35 , 12R/30L , 12L/30R
  • For departing runway 17/35 , departures are always from the runway 17 side, facing south. Departures from 17 are always to the south
  • For departing runways 12R/30L and 12L/30R , takeoff is straight out usually. Only north, east or west directions from these runways.
  • Regular takeoff VS from all three runways is about +2000
  • Heavy aircraft only takeoff from 12R/30L

About landings:

  • Landing runways 17/35 , 12R/30L , 12L/30R
  • For landing runway 17/35 , only land on the 35 side , facing north
  • For landing runways 12R/30L and 12L/30R , enter straight in. Heavy arrivals must use runway 12R/30L

Other things to know about:

  • Traffic on the ground is pretty spread out. The greatest traffic would be in between Concourse E and F
  • Expect a lot of runway crossings
  • Taxiway instructions are usually normal, just taxi straight to your runway

If you want me to do another one, please vote from the options below.

  • KDEN
  • KEWR
  • KLAS
  • KSFO
  • KATL

Thank you.

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Very nice post! I love this series you have set up :) You should do KDEN next!

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Great topic! One day I hope to fly on Icelandair to MSP…

After proof-reading this I give it the “This is correct because I live in MN” stamp. Nice work :)

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As I like to call MSP… “undecided.” They can never choose what runway they really want to use for departure. They stopped 12L deps while I was there and had people taxi to 17 instead and funneled parallels on the 12s. It’s constantly changing.

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Denver! KDEN all the way bois!

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Wow never knew MSP was voted consistently for best Mercian airport .Ive been there many times,and it indeed is a really good airport.I still like DTW better tho.

U r inspiring me to do these airport info stuff.
Do KDEN,love to see that

In fact can I borrow ur idea of doing these ,I like reaserching airports

I would love to continue this series on European airports I know well…it is a great idea, keep it up!

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yeah go ahead bud. lets just stay in contact so we dont do the same airport twice

If you could do Denver that would be great! I spend a lot of time around there so I could help out if you need it.

(Cough…Delta Acquired 83% at KMSP…cough…from NWA…cough)

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KDEN thread is out now Managing KDEN

Let me guess:

Delta and Sun Country are the 2 Airlines that have Hubs at KMSP.

great topic! Bookmarking this for future reference.

👍yooo Thanks ,Definately will PM
Seems like something I’d enjoy reaserching

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