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Metropolitan Airports Commission


The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is a 650-person organization that owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and six reliever airports in the Twin Cities area, bringing award-winning service and a seamless travel experience to our customers. The MAC owns and maintains a seven-airport system. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – one of the nation’s largest airports and a key airline hub – is our flagship facility. We also own and operate six general aviation airports – sometimes called reliever airports because they attract traffic away from MSP – that serve corporate aircraft and recreational fliers. All reliever airports are within 35 miles of the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Airlake Airport (LVN) Welcome to Airlake Airport (LVN). Just south of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Lakeville, Airlake Airport mostly serves recreational fliers but is also ideally suited for business aviation. Several improvements are planned for Airlake to better meet the needs of business aircraft in this growing Twin Cities suburb. Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) Just north of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) is home to the most diverse aircraft fleet in the MAC’s reliever airport system. A variety of vintage, experimental, recreational and corporate aircraft are based at ANE. Among the MAC's Reliever Airports, ANE has the most aircraft based there – 365 – and is also among the busiest (just behind Flying Cloud Airport). Crystal Airport (MIC) Just northwest of Minneapolis, Crystal (MIC) is home to a busy flight school and nationally recognized aircraft parts and maintenance facilities. It also has the only turf runway within the Twin Cities metro area. Flying Cloud Airport (FCM) Flying Cloud (FCM) is the busiest airport in the MAC’s reliever airport system with more than 100,000 takeoffs and landings per year. Located in Eden Prairie, MN, just 10 miles southwest of Minneapolis, Flying Cloud Airport is home base for many corporate jets and flight schools. Lake Elmo Airport (21D) Located between St. Paul to the west and the St. Croix River to the east, Lake Elmo Airport (21D) is convenient for both business and leisure travelers. Several improvements are underway at Lake Elmo which are expected to be completed in 2022. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) is the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s flagship facility. MSP plays a vital role in helping the Twin Cities community thrive and is routinely ranked among North America’s best and most efficient airports. While MSP is the commercial airport hub for the Twin Cities and surrounding area, Signature Flight Support does offer fixed-base operator (FBO) services at MSP, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. St. Paul Downtown Airport (STP) Just across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul, St. Paul Downtown Airport (STP) is a popular home base for corporate aircraft due to its location and for having the longest runway – 6,941 feet – in the MAC reliever airport system. Two fixed-base operators provide services such as fueling, maintenance, aircraft storage and line services. Aircraft charter services are also available on the field.