Congratulations on the announcement of Minneapolis-St. Paul. I think the question of which terminal will SWA be serving at MSP is a fair one. The main Lindbergh Terminal or the Humphrey Terminal, which serves primarily the charter airlines which fly into and out of MSP.
Northwest Airlines -- NWA (soon to become Delta) have three of MSP's four main concourses pretty much to themselves, with the exceptioin of "C" where the rest of the airlines that serve MSP are sandwiched into. If SWA will be using the main Lindbergh Terminal, it would seem to me that NWA would need to be willing to give up a number of their gate slots in order for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates MSP, to accommodate the Southwest service.
There has been some talk of adding a mid-field concourse at MSP for a number of years, and plans have even been drawn up for it, but the local politicians and the Metropolitan Airports Commission board have been holding off on that for a while. There's even been discussion of replacing MSP with an even larger airport out further into the suburbs. No action on that either, particularly since MSP just added a fourth runway within the last couple of years.
I think everyone's holding their breath to see how the Northwest-Delta merger plays itself out. Everything's been approved for the most part, so now it's just down to the integration of the two systems into one and they'll be ready to launch.
At any rate, welcome to the Twin Cities and good luck with the new service.
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