Brainerd Airport, better known as Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, is a small facility situated five kilometres from Brainerd city in Minnesota's Crow Wing County. A single commercial carrier, Delta Connection via Mesaba Airlines, offers regular commercial flights to Minneapolis, with a number of cargo flights also operating from the complex.
Brainerd Airport facilities
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport's mainstay is general aviation and it also supports a helipad. General aviation services on the complex include refuelling, general maintenance and repairs, ground handling and hangar rentals for the private aircraft based at the hub. Basic traveller facilities and car hire in Brainerd Airport are also supplied, however.
Brainerd Airport excursions
Brainerd lies on the Mississippi River and is the tourism gateway for the region. Over 460 lakes sit within a 25 mile radius of the town, attracting visitors eager for water sports, outdoor activities, forests, fishing and scenic beauty. The Cuyuna Country Recreation Area holds the Croft Mine Historic Park, easily accessed with car rental in Brainerd Airport via State Highway 210.
Best time to visit
The continental climate here features extremes of temperature, thunderstorms, tornadoes, high winds and blizzards as well as rain and snow. Winter lows of as much as -15?C occur, with a record low of -51. The summer highs average around 30?C, with the record a sizzling 46?C. Average annual rainfall is around 30 inches.
Car rental in Brainerd Airport
Six state highways run through Crow Wing County, giving access to roads leading to many lakes, villages and smaller towns in the region. Motoring here is weather-dependent, particularly in the winter months, but roads are well-maintained and local drivers are considerate. Compare car hire charges online for the best rates.