General Aviation Airports

Looking at the numbers, it would be fair to say the MAC’s six general aviation airports are experiencing a renaissance.

Collectively, operations at these airports grew by eight percent in 2021 over 2020 and experienced double-digit growth between 2019 and 2021. The total number of aircraft based at these airports has also held steady at more than 1,300. Both private business flights, and leisure and educational flight activity are fueling the growth

In-person events also returned in 2021, including Flying Cloud Airport’s Girls in Aviation Day and the AirExpo aircraft showcase, as well as the annual pancake breakfasts at Lake Elmo, Crystal and Airlake Airports.  

General Aviation Airport Operations 2020 vs 2021