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North Dakota Surpasses 1 Million Airline Boardings in 2022

North Dakota’s commercial service airports finished calendar year 2022 with a statewide total of 1,028,159 airline passenger boardings. This is a growth of 141,350 passengers and a 16% overall increase from calendar year 2021. All eight commercial service airports were able to provide services to more passengers in 2022 than they did in the previous calendar year.

Posted 1/19/23 (Thu) read more »

ND Airports Work Through Winter Weather to Maintain Flight Schedules

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 83,999 airline passenger boardings during the recent month of November. This is a growth of 570 passengers or a 1% increase from November of last year. It is also 12% below 2019’s pre-pandemic airline boarding counts for the same time period. North Dakota’s cold winter climate makes air travel both attractive and vital for our state’s economy and overall standard of living. Air transportation allows for safe and efficient long-range travel to occur while helping to minimize the time spent on roadways.

Posted 12/21/22 (Wed) read more »

North Dakota Aviation Association Awards $13,000+ in Scholarships at Fly-ND Career Expo and is Recognized by the National Business Aviation Association

The North Dakota Aviation Association (NDAA) has awarded its 2022 scholarships to a group of high school juniors, seniors, and recent GED recipients who plan to pursue advanced education in the field of aviation. NDAA partners with the ND Community Foundation and the aviation community to provide these scholarships to qualifying students. Additionally, NDAA was recognized by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) as this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Excellence by a Local or Regional Group Award.

Posted 12/05/22 (Mon) read more »

Air Travel Poised for Strong Holiday Season

The demand for air travel in North Dakota has continued its steady recovery throughout 2022 and passenger levels have stabilized to approximately 7% below pre-pandemic numbers. North Dakota’s air service continues to show an elevated level of demand for the seats that are available, and passengers continue to experience airline flights that are at or close to capacity. This strong demand is expected to continue throughout the holiday season and it is recommended that passengers work to secure tickets a few weeks in advance of any planned trips if possible.

Posted 11/21/22 (Mon) read more »