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Minneapolis-St Paul Intl/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Minneapolis, Minn.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 44.5% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 1,621,524 passengers embarked on 18,530 regularly scheduled flights. About 54% of departures (carrying 75% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 44% of departures (carrying 22% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Minneapolis-St Paul Intl/Wold-Chamberlain Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Northwest Airlines Inc. 7,324 927,962 148.8 85.1 %
Mesaba Airlines 4,294 171,738 52.9 75.6 %
Compass Airlines 1,175 73,034 76 81.8 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 1,822 70,836 50 77.8 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 449 61,159 160.5 84.9 %
American Airlines Inc. 442 49,373 143.7 77.7 %
United Air Lines Inc. 461 46,256 127.4 78.8 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 329 33,790 137 75.0 %
US Airways Inc. 294 33,368 138.6 81.9 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 306 27,970 121.2 75.4 %
Frontier Airlines Inc. 176 20,704 130.4 90.2 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 290 11,925 50 82.2 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 126 11,556 120.5 76.1 %
Alaska Airlines Inc. 62 8,803 156.9 90.5 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 216 7,526 45.9 76.0 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 114 5,285 56.2 82.6 %
Shuttle America Corp. 59 3,231 70 78.2 %
Comair Inc. 59 2,866 60.3 80.6 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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June 3, 2002 0 0 0
Accident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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Sept. 22, 2002 0 0 0
Incident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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Sept. 5, 2002 0 0 0
Accident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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Nov. 12, 2003 0 0 0
Accident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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May 10, 2005 0 1 7
Accident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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May 10, 2005 0 1 7
Incident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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April 24, 2008 0 0 0
Incident Minneapolis,, Minn.
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Oct. 21, 2009 0 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010