I have compiled updated numbers for MSP's international traffic in 2018...
Rank/Airport/Passengers in 2018/Comments
1 Amsterdam, Netherlands 533,796 Up by about 10,000, good to see!
2 Cancún, Mexico 288,280 Down by more than 12,000, probably due to SY focusing on other markets more
3 Toronto–Pearson, Canada 275,851 About the same
4 Paris–Charles de Gaulle, France 224,655 Up by more than 12,000, the 777 on DL must help with this a tad.
5 Winnipeg, Canada 220,534 Up by more than 20,000.... Wonder why?
6 Vancouver, Canada 175,996 Up by more than 20,000.... Also wonder why?
7 Tokyo–Haneda, Japan 168,642 About the same with no real change in the Aircraft
8 Calgary, Canada 157,225 Up by more than 10,000... Wow, Canada-MSP is doing great!
9 Reykjavík–Keflavík, Iceland 126,559 Down by around 5,000
10 London–Heathrow, United Kingdom 125,557 Up just a little
11 Edmonton, Canada 114,974 Up by about 5,000
12 Saskatoon, Canada 88,625 About the same
13 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 87,784 Up by about 15,000, surprising with all of the travel warnings
14 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 87,602 About the same
15 Montréal–Trudeau, Canada 62,502 A little down from 2017
16 Montego Bay, Jamaica 43,479 Up by about 3,000
17 San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico 39,729 Down by about 3,000
18 Frankfurt, Germany 28,535 Almost the exact same!
19 Liberia, Costa Rica 25,583 About the same
20 Mazatlán, Mexico 24,935 About the same
Overall, it seems like long-haul routes are up a little or about the same in 2018 from 2017... What surprises me most is the large increase in Canada=MSP routes! Any thoughts on this?
thanks for this list!
I have no insight about the Canada numbers, though it must be due to some adjustments to Delta/WestJet cross border connection strategy.
Having said that, I am specifcally blown away at the Toronto number, despite non-growth!
[thanks for rubbing in that SY Cancun drop, grumble, grumble...]