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Airport of the Year

Each year one general aviation and one commercial service airport in North Dakota are recognized as the “Airport of the Year”. This award is provided from the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Airport Association of North Dakota. Airports are chosen for excellence in advocacy and community outreach, management and commitment to aviation advancement, special events, as well as construction and beautification projects. The nomination forms are due the ND Aeronautics Commission office annually prior to January 15th.

Applications can be mailed to: Airport of the Year, PO BOX 5020, Bismarck, ND 58502 or emailed to: ndaero@nd.gov

ND Airport of the Year Nomination Form PDF Version

The North Dakota Commercial and General Aviation Airports of 2017 were awarded to Devils Lake and Enderlin at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium awards banquet on March 6th, 2018. 

Click here for Devil Lake's press release information.

Click here for Enderlin's press release information.

Previously recognized airports are:

Year

Commercial Service Airport

General Aviation Airport

2017
Devils Lake
Enderlin
2016 Bismarck Bowman
2015 Jamestown Killdeer

2014

Fargo

Mandan

2013

Grand Forks

Gwinner

2012

Minot

Mohall

2011

Dickinson

Valley City

2010

Minot

Kulm

2009

Grand Forks

Hillsboro

2008

Bismarck

Beulah

2007

Grand Forks

Mayville

2006

Jamestown

Lisbon

2005

Bismarck

New Rockford

2004

Fargo

Hillsboro

2003

Jamestown

Lisbon

2002

Minot

Washburn

2001

Bismarck

Kindred

2000

Dickinson

Edgeley

1999

Fargo

West Fargo

1998

Devils Lake

Hillsboro

1997

Bismarck

Wishek

1996

Minot

Grafton

1995

Williston

Stanley

1994

Dickinson

Mandan

1993

Fargo

Hazen

1992

Grand Forks

Langdon

1991

Jamestown

Wahpeton

1990

Bismarck

Casselton/Washburn

1989

Minot

Hettinger/Turtle Lake