Nov 21, 2022 - News

Thanksgiving travel: Busy week expected at MSP Airport

Illustration of a pattern of airplanes.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

It's going to be a busy week at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The big picture: Officials expect passenger volumes over the Thanksgiving travel period to equal or surpass last year.

Zoom in: Wednesday will be the busiest departure day of the holiday period with more than 32,300 passengers projected to be screened at MSP’s security checkpoints.

  • Sunday is anticipated to be the second busiest day, with more than 32,200 passengers.

Be aware: The Metropolitan Airports Commission says to expect more congestion on roads around the airport.

  • Officials recommend arriving two hours before domestic flights and three hours ahead of international departures.
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