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Is there a "night time curfew" for airlines?

How do I contact the Metropolitan Airports Commission?

How do I attend a MAC meeting at the airport?

Does the MAC have a website?


Is there a "night time curfew" for airlines?

No. Night flights are not restricted by any mandatory curfews, and most attempts to legislate or regulate night flights have been struck down by the courts as restrictions on interstate commerce.

In general, there is less airline traffic at night because there is less passenger demand for it. Many night flights are charter or cargo flights.

The FAA has taken a small step in recognizing that night noise is more annoying and disruptive than daytime aviation. Night time noise events are "weighed" more heavily when noise contour maps are created.

 

How do I contact the Metropolitan Airports Commission?

  • To reach the noise complaint line:
    (612) 726-9411
  • To send a general letter or comment to all MAC commissioners:
    Metropolitan Airports Commission
    Attn: Lynn Sorensen
    6040 28th Av. South
    Minneapolis, MN 55450
    Phone 612 726-8186
  • To contact MAC Chair Vicki Grunseth:
    Vicki Grunseth
    New Access Communications
    801 Nicollet Mall, Suite 350
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Phone 612 225-0445

 

How do I attend a MAC meeting at the airport?

  • Allow yourself about 30 minutes to park and clear security.
  • There is parking in short-term parking lot next to the terminal. Parking will be validated if you bring your tickets to the meeting.
  • The entrance from short-term parking takes you down an escalator. Look for the information desk ahead. A picture ID is required to get a pass to attend the Commission Meeting. It also allows you to go through the employee security gate.
  • Security continues to be tight. To expedite the process, leave any unnecessary bags and metallic items at home.
  • There will be signs to guide you to the Commission meeting room. The Commission boardroom is on the Mezzanine level, right under Chili's Restaurant, near the F Concourse.

 

Does the MAC have a website?

The MAC has updated and revised their airport and noise sites. They have become somewhat more user-friendly. You can check out the latest MAC news at:

 

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