As of this writing, Minneapolis is still holding onto a transfer of the Aswan International Airport to Minneapolis International Airport.
This move comes after the airport received a $1.5 billion contract with American Airlines to transfer its passenger service to the new Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MNSTP).
With the transfer, the airport will now operate a third airport in the United States, transferring the airport’s international flights from the St. Louis International Airport in Missouri to Minneapolis.
This transfer, which is part of the deal, comes after a year of negotiations between the airport and American Airlines.
As we reported earlier this month, this deal is the largest international transfer of a US airport by an airline in history.
But there is a catch.
The transfer is only possible if the airport agrees to take responsibility for the safety of its passengers, as they are not required to comply with the same safety regulations as the other airlines.
In fact, this transfer only applies to international passengers, not domestic ones.
We will have more on the transfer of Aswan Airport in a future article.
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