The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has seen exciting changes in its recent past, with the Delta Air Lines/Northwest Airlines merger and the addition of Southwest Airlines service.
The Delta Air Lines/Northwest Airlines merger was finalized in late 2008. Post merger, Delta has maintained Northwest gates at the airport. The airline has added increased service to two major U.S. destinations, Atlanta and New York, in an effort to support the growth of its reach to international enterprises. In addition, Delta has altered planes on specific routes, matching plane size to route popularity, saving money and generating new revenue. Changes have been and will continue to be implemented gradually in order to prevent the headaches associated with previous mergers.
Another exciting change for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been the addition of Southwest Airlines service in March 2009, the result of a diligent campaign led by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. What does Southwest service offer airline travelers? The airline provides direct flights to Midway Airport in Chicago, allowing passengers to connect to 72 popular U.S. destinations, providing them with increased travel options. The airline also prides itself on lowered pricing, making air travel an affordable option. Southwest Airlines is located at MSP’s Humphrey Terminal.
If you’re traveling to the Twin Cities, be prepared to enjoy all the benefits MSP has to offer. Happy flying!