Named after the city in which it is located, Crystal Airport also sits adjacent to Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. The airport currently has three paved and one turf runway and two non-precision instrument approaches. Runway 14L-32R is 3,263' x 75'; Runway 14R-32L is 3,266' x 75'; and Runway 6L-24R is 2,499' x 75'. Closed during the winter months, turf Runway 6R-24L is 2,122' x 150'. A fixed-base operator is on site, as is an FAA-operated air traffic control tower, which operates daily in winter from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and in summer from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In 2015, there were 41,838 landings and takeoffs. There are 185 based aircraft at Crystal Airport.
2035 Long Term Comprehensive Plan
The long term comprehensive planning process for Crystal Airport is almost complete. On Monday, June 5, 2017, the MAC submitted its final draft report to the Metropolitan Council to ensure consistency with its regional plans. Once the Metropolitan Council approves the plan, the MAC will finalize the report and begin the environmental assessment process.
The submittal follows a public engagement process that began with a first draft of the LTCP being put out for public comment in September 2016, followed by a second round of engagement in March 2017 based on refinements to the first draft.
Below are the draft documents sent to the Metropolitan Council for its review.
Archived documents associated with the Crystal Airport planning process can be found here.
2025 Long Term Comprehensive Plan - Crystal Airport
2025 Long Term Comprehensive Plan - Adopted December 2008