By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

MAC Airports Buck COVID-19 Trend

Flight Training, Leisure Flying Prompt Operations Gain

 

Photo Courtesy Metropolitan Airports Commission

Airlake Airport (LVN) activity increased by 5% over 2019, with nearly 1,500 additional operations in 2020.

The six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) collectively grew operations in 2020

by two% to total 326,044, or 6,381 more takeoffs and landings than in 2019.

The general aviation airports are often referred to as reliever airports because they relieve congestion that would otherwise occur at the MAC's major airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP).

More than half of all registered aircraft in Minnesota are based at the MAC's reliever airports.

The MAC's reliever airport system generates an estimated $756 million a year for the area econo...



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