b'Airfield Capacity Airfield Delay Airfield capacity is typically described in terms of hourly capacity andMSPs current airfield capacity is 158 aircraft operations in optimumThe FAA Air Traffic Operations Network (OPSNET) database counts reports delays for aircraft that accumulate 15 minutes or more holding annual capacity under various weather conditions. The table belowconditions. When instrument flight rules are being used due to flights that were reported by Air Traffic Control (ATC) to be delayed fordelay at each facility throughout the entire route of flight. Delays of fewer reflects the hourly capacity for MSP in optimum, marginal and poorlow-level, heavy cloud cover and/or low visibility capacity drops to more than 15 minutes. The chart below depicts the annual number of than 15 minutes are not counted, nor are delays not initiated by ATC. weather conditions. 114 operations. MSP flights delayed by ATC in 2010 through 2020.In 2020, there were 353 delayed flights at MSP, which is a decrease of The FAA combines arrival and enroute delays into one category, and1,825 flights when compared to 2019. MSP Airfield CapacityWeather ConditionsOperations per hour MSP Flights Delayed By ATCOptimal Rate (1) . 158Marginal Rate (2) . 146IFR Rate (3) 114 6000 5,514Notes:5000 4,958(1) Ceiling and visibility above minima for visual approaches.Flights Delayed(2) Below visual approach minima but better than instrument conditions.4000(3) Instrument flight rules (IFR) are required in meteorological conditions with a cloud ceiling less than 1,000 feet or visibility less than 3 miles. 3000Source: Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Tower Analysis1,968 1,784 2,1782000 1,720 1,625 1,6281,0991000 73135302010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020Notes: Beginning in 2015, RNAV arrival procedures and Converging Runway Operations were implemented at MSP.Source: FAA Air Traffic Operations Network (OPSNET)vii viii'