MSP Voted a Top 10 Domestic Airport

It comes as no surprise to those of us that consider the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport our “home base”, that the Upper Midwest’s busiest airport is also considered one of the best in the country. Of course, everything airport related has been turned upside down by COVID19, but when air travel does return to some sense of normalcy, MSP will ready to make your experience a smooth one.

Readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine were once again surveyed about dozens of large, medium and smaller airports in the U.S., and in the July 8 edition the readers named MSP as the #3 facility in the country for airline travelers. Airports were rated on a myriad of areas including food and drink options, free Wi-fi, the TSA security speed, bathroom cleanliness, shopping, and the ease (if applicable) of making connections. The winner of this year’s competion is the Indianapolis International Airport, with second place being awarded to Portland International Airport in Oregon.

As a major Delta Air Lines hub, Minneapolis-St. Paul is also served by all major U.S. carriers, as well as a handful of international airlines. It remains to be seen what the airline industry worldwide will look like in the next couple of years, but MSP is well positioned to continue serving tens of millions of fliers annually.

These are the top 10 U.S. domestic airports as rated by Travel & Leisure readers for 2020:

  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • Portland (OR) International Airport
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  • Tampa International Airport
  • T. F. Green Airport (Providence, R.I.)
  • Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
  • Detroit Metro International Airport
  • Dallas Love Field
  • Palm Beach International Airport
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

It is interesting to note that the only two hub airports to make the top ten are both Delta hubs, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit Metro. Airports noticeably absent from the list include Boston Logan, New York LaGuardia, New York JFK, Newark International, Baltimore-Washington International, Washington National, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Charlotte Interantional, Philadelphia International, Miami International, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Chicago O’Hare, Chicago Midway, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Las Vegas McCarran, San Diego International, LAX, San Francisco International, Denver International and Seattle-Tacoma International.

Given the obviously intense competition, MSP’s #3 ranking is something to be very proud of, especially since the votes were cast by air travelers themselves. Congratulations to the Metropolitan Airports Commission for a job well done!

Published by iFlyMSP

After a 35-year travel industry career, the time has come to kick back and relax. Well, not exactly, but it is time to travel without a business schedule dictating where and when. Over the years I've traveled extensively by air for work, both domestically and internationally. I've been to some incredibly exciting and beautiful destinations, and some others, not so much. So now it's my turn (and hopefully yours), to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. Whether you want to discover the U.S. or another continent, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is a great starting point. And that's what this blog is all about. I'm not here to assist the rich and famous in figuring out how to best earn and utilize their millions of airline miles and hotel points. Instead, my focus will be on the average Joe and Josephine. Hard-working people (like you!) who have saved up over time for their once or twice a year escape from reality. So if you're contemplating a getaway from MSP or the Upper Midwest via the Twin Cities, you've come to the right place. Happy trails!

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