The Metropolitan Airports Commission is offering a new free smart phone application that informs travelers about everything from flight schedules and restaurants to parking and shopping at the Twin Cities airport.
The application is called goHow Airport. It was developed by an aviation consulting firm and covers about 70 airports. The airports commission provides all the information for the Twin Cities airport.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said travelers can find out just about anything about the airport by using the smart phone application -- or one of the two touch-screen information guides now deployed in the airport's Lindbergh Terminal.
"People can enter a certain kind of food or certain piece of merchandise that they're looking for and it will tell them where they can find it," Hogan said. "They can go to the goHow mobile app or to the new touchscreen directories and look at look at menus for the full-service restaurants."
Hogan said that because the airport provides all local information, it makes it much more reliable.
"The flight data comes from us real-time," he said. "[Also] parking information and all the other content. So people can be confident when they have this application that they're getting the best and most accurate information about MSP that there is."
The application is available for download onto iPhones and BlackBerry devices. An Android version will be available early next year.