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March Airline Boardings Showcase Strong North Dakota Passenger Demand

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 97,561 airline passenger boardings during the month of March which is a 35% increase in passengers from March 2021. This month also brought the state’s highest level of airline passenger traffic that has been experienced over a monthly timeframe over the last two years.

Posted 4/21/22 (Thu) read more »

ND Aeronautics Director Elected to NASAO Leadership Position

North Dakota Aeronautics Commission is pleased to announce that our Executive Director, Kyle Wanner has been recently elected to serve as the Secretary for the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO).

Posted 3/25/22 (Fri) read more »

​​​​​​​North Dakota Pilots Complete “FLY NORTH DAKOTA AIRPORTS” Passport Program

On Sunday March 6th, seventeen pilots were presented with awards for participating in the “Fly North Dakota Airports” Passport Program. The passport program presents awards to pilots for flying to airports in the state as well as attending FAA Safety Seminars and visiting the two North Dakota Air Museums.

Posted 3/16/22 (Wed) read more »

Airline Industry Continues to Struggle with Workforce Shortage Issues

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 80,552 airline passenger boardings during the month of February, 2022. This is a 57% increase from the 51,240 boardings that the state experienced in February, 2021. It is also approximately 14% below February 2019’s pre-pandemic passenger counts of 93,335. Airlines continue to identify challenges associated with their ability to increase flights and capacity across the system due to workforce shortages, fleet availability, and a lack of business and international travel demand.

Posted 3/15/22 (Tue) read more »