New airline could lead to lower fares at MSP airport

More choices for travelers should translate into lower fares, at least to popular destinations, if rising fuel costs don't squash those savings.
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Spirit Airlines coming to MSP airport

Twitter is abuzz with news that Spirit Airlines is joining the Twin Cities airport. The carrier calls itself an ultra-low-cost option, but writers at the Washington Post and USA Today warn travelers to watch out for hefty fees.

Great Lakes Airlines expanding service at MSP airport

The Wyoming-based airline plans to offer flights to 14 destinations from the Twin Cities by the end of the year, according to the Star Tribune. Great Lakes Airlines is looking to profit from rural routes large carriers have abandoned by eliminating soft drinks, flight attendants and bathrooms.

Passengers at MSP airport not lovin' fast-food changes

McDonald's french fries or Big Macs are no longer an option at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, at least for now. The Star Tribune reports the fast-food chain was forced out of its location in Concourse G once Delta Air Lines decided it wanted to give travelers some new options. The Golden Arches can relocate within the Humphrey terminal, but has yet to do so.

Spirit Airlines to offer new direct flights from MSP

Spirit Airlines is already expanding its service out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Starting in April 2013, Spirit will add non-stop flights to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The Florida-based airline will also offer seasonal non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers between Nov. 8 through April 24, 2013. Spirit debuted in the Twin Cities market less than two months ago with daily flights to Chicago and Las Vegas.

Fares out of MSP expected to rise

There's no airfare relief in sight for passengers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Star Tribune reports. Tickets for flights out of the Delta-dominated hub are likely to rise 5.4 percent to 7.9 percent next year, according to the 2013 travel-price forecast released Monday by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.