The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport has been serving central Minnesota since 1948. With nearly 1,500 acres within the complex, the Airport offers an inviting, up north welcome to many visitors. Learn more about our history and changes in air travel throughout the region. The Airport Commission controls, operates, and manages the jointly owned City/County airport operations. The airport staff reports to the Commission. The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission has set a Disadvantage Business Enterprise goal of 2.2% for the FY 2013/2014/2015 Airport Improvement Projects which are funded, at least in part, by Federal grant(s). The goal and rationale are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, 16384 Airport Road, Suite 5, Brainerd, MN.