Metropolitan Airports Commission, which runs Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, voted unanimously Wednesday to raise user fees by $14.64 million--18%--per year, ignoring pleas from principal tenant Northwest Airlines. An MSP spokesperson told ATWOnline the hike was driven by deferred costs related to its recently completed six-year, $3.1 billion construction program, which went to "facilities the airlines have been using but not paying for." Regarding NWA's request that landing ...

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