Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (Wold-Chamberlain Field) (Guide)

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, referred to as IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP, FAA, LID: MSP, is Located in an unincorporated Hennepin County, the United States is the largest and busiest airport in-six states. The airport is being managed and run by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), a public corporation that was established in 1943 by the Minnesota State legislature to provide for coordinated aviation services throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (Wold-Chamberlain Field) (Guide)

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, referred to as IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP, FAA, LID: MSP, is Located in an unincorporated Hennepin County, the United States is the largest and busiest airport in-six states. The airport is being managed and run by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), a public corporation that was established in 1943 by the Minnesota State legislature to provide for coordinated aviation services throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

History of MSP

The airport was established when several local groups decided to take control of the former bankrupt Twin City Speedway race track. They gave the airport its original name, Speedway Field. A bit later, in 1921, the airport was renamed "Wold-Chamberlain Field" in honor of two pilots Ernest Groves Wold and Cyrus Foss Chamberlain.

Capacity

The TSA usually screens about 34,000 people at MSP daily, and screens about 18,000 checked bags. The airport's current record for passengers and suitcases was set on February 5, 2018. The record shows that 60,883 passengers were screened at TSA checkpoints, and 34,368 checked bags were tested. For the event, the TSA had to bring more than 100 additional agents, and 20 canines to MSP to do the proper procedures.

Economic impact

MSP supports around 86,900 jobs that generate approximately $15.9 billion in total as economic output, shown by Inter VISTAS Consulting, Inc.