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Summer Travel Provides Boost to Airline Passenger Recovery

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 81,499 airline passenger boardings during the month of June. This month experienced the highest level of passenger traffic that the state has seen since the Covid-19 pandemic began and continues the monthly positive trend of growing airline passenger demand. The June numbers show that the state is continuing its strong recovery as it is now only 19% below the pre-pandemic passenger levels by comparison to June of 2019.

Posted 7/16/21 (Fri) read more »

Airline Passenger Boardings Continue Positive Trend

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 69,285 airline passenger boardings during the month of May. The demand for air travel has seen a steady recovery in recent months and has currently leveled to approximately 30% below pre-pandemic numbers. The industry has attributed the recent passenger growth to a recovery in leisure travel that has been ongoing due to warmer weather and a release of pent up demand.

Posted 6/14/21 (Mon) read more »

ND Aeronautics Awards $5 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants

The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission finalized approximately $5 million in state infrastructure grant allocations to multiple public airports throughout North Dakota. The awards are noted on the attached listings which show 102 individual projects have received grant awards at 53 different public-use airports throughout the state.

Posted 6/11/21 (Fri) read more »

Leisure Travel Leads the Recovery in Airline Passenger Demand

One year after COVID-19 concerns caused the largest monthly decline in airline passenger demand in history, North Dakota’s airports continue their work to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. The state’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 62,163 airline passenger boardings during the recent month of April. This is a significant increase from the 4,964 passengers experienced during April of 2020 when the aviation industry experienced an astounding 95% decline in passengers due to the initial COVID-19 mitigations being put into place.

Posted 5/13/21 (Thu) read more »