Airports in Minnesota

Duluth International

Duluth International Airport is located 5 miles (9km) from the city of Duluth, the westernmost deep-water port city on the Atlantic.

Though the city is quite small, there is still enough to keep visitors busy. As it's the birthplace of Bob Dylan, it’s no surprise that Duluth hosts its own music festival, the Homegrown Music Festival, in May each year. It also has the only freshwater aquarium in the US, and a number of museums.

Duluth International is a small airport that sees little more than 300,000 passengers per year. It's linked to other major US cities, including Minneapolis, Detroit, and Chicago. As long as you’re not waiting around too long, there’s enough to keep you busy - you can enjoy a quiet drink and a snack, or use the time (and free internet access) to catch up on your emailing.

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Minneapolis-St Paul International

Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) is the biggest and busiest airport in the Midwest, serving the greater Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. So close together that there is no visible distinction, the cities make up a sprawling metro area of more than 3.5 million people.

Most airlines fly in and out of Terminal 1, also known as the Lindbergh Terminal (named after Minnesota native Charles Lindbergh). Terminal 2, the Humphrey Terminal, is named for popular local politician Hubert H. Humphrey, whose name also adorns the nearby football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

Flights to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport come from all over the world, but its most popular routes are to domestic cities such as Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas and Milwaukee.

The airport is clean and attractive, with helpful staff and sparkling facilities that make flying through the airport a pleasure. Its convenient location near two downtown areas and many attractions makes it a great place to start a vacation in Minnesota.

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Rochester Municipal

Located seven miles (11km) southwest of central Rochester, Minnesota, Rochester International Airport (RST) is a tiny regional air field serving only two airlines. Processing fewer than 400,000 passengers each year, the airport’s main function is as a hub for AirMed, a medical airline.

Many passengers flying into Rochester do so to get to the renowned Mayo Clinic, a state-of-the-art non-profit medical practice and research facility. The airport was founded by the Mayo Foundation in 1928 as a way to transport patients from far-flung locations.

Flights to Rochester International Airport come in from only a few cities, with direct connections available from Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis. Many more able-bodied passengers choose to fly into Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, which is only a 90-minute drive from Rochester and is connected by bus and train. Those who fly through Rochester International Airport however, get an immediate taste of Minnesotan hospitality from the friendly and welcoming staff members.

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