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Frontier Airlines to move to MSP Airport's Terminal 2

The move comes as air traffic out of the airport as plummeted in light of COVID-19.

Frontier Airlines is moving from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in an attempt to increase flexibility and open up space.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission announced the move Wednesday. Frontier will move April 15 with its first scheduled flight arriving at the terminal the next day.

Passengers departing from MSP prior to April 15 and arriving after are encouraged to park at Terminal 2 and take the light rail to Terminal 1 so their car is easily accessible when they return.

A spokesperson for the MAC said the decision would allow greater flexibility with gate assignments for Frontier.

Terminal 1 has more long-term leases on its gates, most of which belong to Delta. The move would also clear up parking spaces at Terminal 1 and allow more room for ticketing.

With travel restrictions in place, MSP has felt the effect of COVID-19. Both state and national officials are advising against all nonessential travel. In Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz recently extended the state’s Stay-at-Home order through May 4.

Per MPR, security screenings at the airport were down 94 percent in late March compared to last year. Delta has suspended a number of flights out of MSP as well, including flights to Canada, Japan and Hawaii. 

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