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Additional Airline Capacity is Required to Grow Passenger Numbers

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 89,865 airline passenger boardings during the recent month of July. This is a decline of 3,057 passengers or a 3.3% decrease in passenger numbers from July of 2021. North Dakota’s airline passenger counts are currently following a national trend where passenger growth over the last year has leveled to approximately 15% below 2019’s pre-pandemic passenger counts. This is mainly a result of the limited seat capacity and flight departures that are currently available to the traveling public as those levels continue to remain below pre-pandemic levels.

Posted 8/22/22 (Mon) read more »

Steve Blazek Appointed to North Dakota Aeronautics Commission

Steve Blazek was recently appointed by Governor Burgum to serve on the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission for a 5-year appointment that became effective on July 1st, 2022. Steve is a Senior Vice President of Business Banking at First International Bank & Trust in Fargo. He has more than 38 years of experience in the banking industry and helps business customers find lending, deposit, and treasury management solutions to help reach their financial goals.

Posted 7/20/22 (Wed) read more »

North Dakota Airline Passenger Boardings up 31% in First Half of 2022

North Dakota’s air travel demand during the summer months remains strong as our residents and visitors take advantage of the state’s air service opportunities. During the first half of calendar year 2022, North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports provided a total of 497,322 passenger boardings. This is a growth of 118,498 passengers or a 31% increase when comparing the statewide passenger counts to the first six months of 2021.

Posted 7/20/22 (Wed) read more »

Public Notice of North Dakota Aeronautics Commission and NPIAS General Aviation Airports DBE Goal for Fiscal Years 2023-2025

Goal-setting for disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) with capabilities in the transportation industry is required by 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26. The following goal is applicable for the 2023-2025 federal fiscal years (October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025).

Posted 7/15/22 (Fri) read more »