Crystal Airport

Crystal Airport (MIC)

Just northwest of Minneapolis, Crystal (MIC) is home to a busy flight school and nationally recognized aircraft parts and maintenance facilities. It also has the only turf runway within the Twin Cities metro area.

Airport Info


5800 Crystal Airport Road
Crystal, MN 55429
United States

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Crystal Airport at a Glance:

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Crystal Joint Airport Zoning Board

A JAZB is comprised of representatives from the cities, counties and/or townships that control land use development around an airport. 

In the case of Crystal Airport, the municipalities include Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, City of Crystal, City of New Hope, Minneapolis, and Robbinsdale.

See Crystal Joint Airport Zoning Board

Hangar Listings at Reliever Airports

There are many options for securing hangar space at our airports, including hangars for sale, rent and sublease. There are also sites to build a new hangar. Click below for hangar listings and contact information.

See Hangar Listings

Tenant Policies, Ordinances and Forms

At this link tenants will find a wide variety of documents related to environmental issues, insurance requirements, maintenance standards and forms for leases, among others.

Tenant Policies and Forms

Long-term Comprehensive Plan

The Crystal Airport 2035 LTCP has been finalized and can be downloaded at the links below. Volume 1 contains the report; Volume 2 contains the appendices, including the public comments (and responses) received as part of the community and stakeholder engagement process. The documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader software to read or download.

Archived documents associated with the Crystal Airport planning process can be found here.

Crystal Airport 2035 LTCP Narrative Report Adopted Vol. 1 Crystal Airport 2035 Long Term Care Plan Vol. 2

Environmental Assessment

The Crystal Airport Environmental Assessment / Environmental Assessment Worksheet was completed in July 2019 following completion of the Crystal Airport 2035 LTCP.

Crystal Airport EA/EAW Appendices A-I Appendix J Appendices K-M

Noise Management

The MIC Noise Abatement Plan was developed to promote voluntary aircraft operating procedures that help reduce aircraft noise and overflights for the communities surrounding MIC.

See Crystal Noise Management Plan

Pilot Resources

MIC is located within the City of Crystal and adjacent to the Cities of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center; its airfield is approximately 436 acres in size.

There is one paved northwest-southeast runway and two southwest-northeast runways (one paved and one turf): Runway 14/32 is 3,751 feet long by 75 feet wide, and Runway 6L/24R is 2,500 feet long by 75 feet wide. The turf runway (6R/24L) is 2,122 feet long by 150 feet wide, and is closed November-April each year. The airport has two non-precision instrument approaches.

The FAA-operated air traffic control tower operates daily in winter from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and in summer from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is one fixed-base operator on site that provide services to pilots and aircraft that include supplies, aircraft storage, pilot training, fuel, airframe and mechanical maintenance, etc.

See MIC air navigation information See MIC fixed-base operators Crystal Airport Pilot Guide

Real Estate Development

There are many parcels of land around the MAC's seven airports for development for a variety of business types including hospitality, restaurants, retail, professional services, light industrial and manufacturing.

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Aircraft Viewing Area

Each MAC airport has a public viewing area. Click on the link below to map the viewing area location for the Crystal Airport:


Diagram of Developable Hangar Locations at Crystal Airport

Crystal Opportunities

Click here to see a PDF of available parcels at Crystal Airport.

Contact Us About Hangar Development Opportunities

If you're interested in hangar construction possibilities, please fill out the form and Reliever Airport staff will get in touch with you. Only Airlake and Crystal Airports currently have space for hangar development.

If the proposed leaseholder is an LLC or Corporation, please include documentation(articles of incorporation or bylaws) that identify the principles of the entity.
If you do not own an aircraft, this request will not be approved.
If offered a space to construct a hangar, which of the following sizes of a hangar would you like to be offered space and have a justified need for? (Select all sizes you would consider for an offer.)
Please be advised, the cost of developing building areas may be directly assessed to the tenants occupying the respective building area.

Contact Crystal Airport

Looking for information about flying in or out of MIC, or anything else related to Crystal Airport?

Simply fill out the contact form below and receive a response within 24 hours.