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MSP Concourse Renovation Enters Phase 2

The largest ever interior renovation of concourses and passenger gate areas at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s (MSP) Terminal 1 is moving into the second phase of the construction program.  

Construction crews have begun work in Concourse C as part of the $242 million Airport Modernization Program (AMP) managed by Delta Air Lines in partnership with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC). The three-year program will deliver a unified and modern design across six of the terminal’s seven concourses and approximately 75 Delta gate hold rooms. The first phase of the project began in concourses D and F in November 2023. 

“Above the ceiling upgrades have been the primary focus so far in concourses D and F in the first several months of the program,” said Bridget Rief, vice president of airport development and planning at the MAC, which owns and operates MSP. “Work is now transitioning to more visible improvements going forward including new carpet or terrazzo flooring, painting and wall enhancements, as well as new podiums, signage and seating in gate areas, all of which will help provide a more exceptional airport experience for our passengers.” 

The improvements underway include technology upgrades that include dynamic flight information screens along concourse walkways at every gate, a full refresh of 75 Delta gate areas; new gate seating with power outlets, brighter lighting, terrazzo flooring and other upgrades.  

Phase two work in Concourse C will be completed by the end of 2024. Along with those improvements, the MAC is also investing $6.5 million to improve ramp and jet bridge alignments in concourses B and C that will result in four fewer gates. This realignment is necessary because the existing alignments were designed to serve smaller regional jets. The gate consolidation and jet bridge improvements will enable Delta to serve larger aircraft and more passengers from those concourse areas.   

The final phase of the AMP work will begin in 2025 on concourses A, B and G and the skybridge connecting concourses C and G. The MAC is investing $182.5 million in the program while Delta is contributing $60 million.