New wing opens at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

The Humphrey Terminal, also known as Terminal 2, has a new larger security checkpoint to help reduce the wait time for passengers traveling through the Twin Cities, the Pioneer Press reports. The Metropolitan Airports Commission, which runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, says it is designed to screen 150 additional travelers each hour. The $16 million expansion also features additional space for new restaurants that will open early next year.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Humphrey Terminal, also known as Terminal 2, has a new larger security checkpoint to help reduce the wait time for passengers traveling through the Twin Cities, the Pioneer Press reports. The Metropolitan Airports Commission, which runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, says it is designed to screen 150 additional travelers each hour.

The $16 million expansion also features additional space for new restaurants that will open early next year, KSTP reports.

The Pioneer Press notes the number of boarding passengers has tripled at the Humphrey Terminal since it opened more than a decade ago.

Meanwhile, a $1.5 billion expansion at the main Lindbergh Terminal is still looming even though passenger traffic is down about 1 percent so far this year.

Next Up

Related

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.

New airline coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul

Airport officials say they will reveal the name Wednesday of a new airline locating at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Minneapolis Airports Commission says the airline flies internationally but will fly only to domestic airports from Minneapolis.

Is Delta Air Lines downgrading jets at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport?

The Star Tribune reports the Atlanta-based airline appears to be swapping newer Airbus planes with older Boeing or McDonnell Douglas jets at MSP. Delta told the newspaper, "We always work to deploy the most efficient aircraft to each route, which is critical to the success of our hub at MSP." Some travelers and airport officials have complained the older planes are noisier and more cramped.