Crystal Airport 2022 Annual Report - 2023 Annual Report

Crystal Airport (MIC)

2023 Annual Report

Crystal Airport (MIC) is located just northwest of the Twin Cities in the city of Crystal. Many thriving businesses call the airport home, including a busy flight school, a nationally recognized aircraft parts and maintenance facility, and a nationally known propeller repair and overhaul facility. It also has the only turf runway in the metro area. The MAC continued to see record sales at its self-serve Crystal Airport Fuel System, which has been in operation since July 2020. MIC experienced a 6.9% increase in operations in 2023 with more than 45,000 takeoffs and landings. 


In 2023, the MAC worked with state and local governments to update zoning regulations around the airport. This will help ensure future developments near the airport do not obstruct airport operations.


The MAC completed three major projects at Crystal Airport in 2023. The first project involved pavement rehabilitation along a key section of taxiway, including the area adjacent to the air traffic control tower and the self-serve fuel system. The second project was installation of new LED edge lighting along another section of taxiway near Thunderbird Aviation. The third project was the construction of two new perimeter service roads to enhance circulation and foster safer, more efficient operations. 

Community engagement

Nearly 3,000 people attended Crystal Airport’s annual Father’s Day Fly-in Event. Highlights from the day included a warbird flyover, aircraft and car displays, airplane and helicopter rides, the Airport Fire Department, and waffles.