Huge Drop in Passenger Traffic at Twin Cities Airport
Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - The impact on the domestic airline industry as a result of the coronavirus crisis is very evident in a new report on activity at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission reported Tuesday:
“The number of people passing through the airport’s terminals has declined substantially in recent weeks.”
In fact, in one week MSP saw a huge drop in passenger traffic.
The commission report says “ From March 19 through March 26, the number of passengers screened at MSP’s security check points were down more than 89 percent from the same period in 2019.”
The commission also says many of the airport’s concessions have reduced hours or closed.
In recent weeks the MAC and its cleaning contractor ramped up cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints throughout Terminals 1 and 2, and extra disinfection of public spaces throughout the airport. Additional hand-sanitizers have been placed in many high-traffic spots in the terminals.
The Quick Ride Ramp is temporarily closed, ensuring travelers park in other MSP ramps that don’t require sharing a shuttle ride to and from MSP’s terminals. And hours of operation for Security Checkpoint 10, located adjacent to the skyway connecting concourses C and G, and the public security checkpoint at MSP’s InterContinental Hotel, were extended until 6 p.m., providing remote security screening options for those with only carry-on bags to access Terminal 1.