MSP's airfield is the world's eighth busiest. A record 541,093 aircraft takeoffs and landings occurred at MSP in 2004. Operations levels for the first nine months of 2005 are up 0.6 % from the same period of 2004.
The new runway cost $624.3 million to develop. Of that, $420.3 million came from passenger facility charges, $127.3 million came from federal and state aid, $72.9 million came from bond sales, and $3.8 million from Metropolitan Airports Commission revenues.
According to an economic impact study conducted by John C. Martin Associates, in 2004, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport generated $10.7 billion in business revenue and $626 million in state and local taxes.
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