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Don Larson to be inducted into North Dakota’s Aviation Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame committee announces the name of an individual recently selected to be inducted in the ND Aviation Hall of Fame. The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of March 7th, at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium banquet in Minot, ND. Don Larson will join the prestigious aviation hall of fame group that currently includes 41 other individuals who have all had a significant impact to aviation in North Dakota.

Posted 1/24/17 (Tue) read more »

Airport of the Year Nominations Requested

The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission and the Airport Association of North Dakota are soliciting nominations for the annual airport of the year awards for: 2016 Commercial Service Airport of the Year 2016 General Aviation Airport of the Year

Posted 1/17/17 (Tue) read more »

North Dakota Boards more than 1 Million Passengers in 2016

North Dakota’s commercial service airports finished calendar year 2016 with a statewide total of 1,049,457 passenger boardings. This is an 11% decrease from 2015’s airline passenger boarding count of 1,176,043. In 2016, the state also saw 1,053,199 passenger deplanements for a grand total of 2,102,656 passengers that have set foot inside the commercial service terminal buildings of North Dakota over the past year.

Posted 1/13/17 (Fri) read more »

Williston Airport launches new website to promote and chronicle construction of new airport

When Steve Kjergaard accepted the position as director at Sloulin Field International Airport (ISN) six years ago, he thought it would be a static, solid three-year experience without much fanfare. "One of my first meetings was with the mayor and commissioner of the city to talk about moving the airport," Kjergaard remembers. Soon, plans were underway to build a new, larger facility: Williston Basin International Airport (XWA), about five miles northwest of ISN. Construction for the $265 million project began in October 2016; completion is expected in late 2018 or early 2019.

Posted 1/12/17 (Thu) read more »