MAC 2022 Annual Report
A Message from our Chair and CEO
We are pleased to present the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s 2022 Annual Report. We hope you find the information in this report useful and that it gives you a sense of where we’ve been and, perhaps more important, where we’re going.
Thinking Forward. Rising Above.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission wants to make Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as accessible as possible so that everyone can experience the joy of air travel. Learn more about some of the initiatives we implemented in 2022 to move us even further in that direction.
Setting Our Sights on Sustainability
Building on its longstanding commitment to creating a sustainable future, the Metropolitan Airports Commission has committed to four overarching goals by 2030. Read more about our progress in 2022 toward achieving those goals.
Connecting with people across Minnesota and those who live near the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s (MAC) airports is vital to the organization’s success. It’s also integral to the MAC’s purpose: to provide exceptional airport experiences so Minnesota thrives.
General Aviation Airports
Over the past five years, the Metropolitan Airports Commission has invested more than $50 million to provide a safer, more efficient and modern general aviation airport system, including a new runway at Lake Elmo Airport.
Located just south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area in Lakeville, Airlake Airport (LVN) mostly serves recreational fliers. The airport is also well suited for business aviation, particularly for the many local businesses located nearby.
Anoka County-Blaine Airport
Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE), located north of the Twin Cities metro area, is home to the most diverse aircraft fleet in the Metropolitan Airports Commission's general aviation airport system. A variety of vintage, experimental, recreational and corporate aircraft are based at ANE.
Crystal Airport (MIC) is located just northwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area 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 regionally known propeller repair and overhaul facility.
Flying Cloud Airport
Flying Cloud Airport has been part of the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s general aviation airport system for 75 years, during which time the airport has matured into a bustling and thriving economic generator.
Lake Elmo Airport
Located between the city of St. Paul to the west and the St. Croix River to the east, Lake Elmo Airport (21D) is convenient for both business and leisure flying. While 21D experiences the fewest operations of the Metropolitan Airports Commission's general aviation airports, it is still one of the top 10 busiest airports in Minnesota.
St. Paul Downtown Airport
Located along the Mississippi River and just south of downtown Saint Paul, the St. Paul Downtown Airport (STP) generates a vibrancy all its own. A popular base for corporate aircraft due to its location and for having the longest runway – 6,941 feet – in the Metropolitan Airports Commission general aviation airport system, the airport also offers charter services, has two fixed-base operators, a U.S. Customs facility and is home to the highly popular Holman’s Table restaurant.
About the MAC
The Minnesota Legislature created the Metropolitan Airports Commission in 1943 to promote the efficient, safe handling of air commerce and to develop the full potential of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area as an aviation center.
This appendix is prepared in accordance with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes Section 473.621. It presents MSP passenger and aircraft operations activity, current airport capacity in terms of operations and passenger enplanements, average length of delay statistics, and technological developments affecting aviation and their effect on operations and capacity at the airport.
MSP Named Best Airport in its Class
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has once again earned top honors in the Airports Council International Airport Service Quality program, which surveys customers at airports around the world.