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ND Airports Experience Surge in Demand during Month of March

During a month that marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic started to severely impact air travel; North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 72,504 airline passenger boardings. This is an increase of almost 22,000 passengers from the previous month of February as Spring travel in North Dakota begins to take off.

Posted 4/15/21 (Thu) read more »

2020 Airport of the Year

The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, in partnership with the Airport Association of North Dakota, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Airport of the Year Awards. • 2020 Commercial Service Airport of the Year: Fargo’s Hector International Airport • 2020 General Aviation Airport of the Year: Hettinger’s JB Lindquist Regional Airport The awards were announced on Tuesday, March 9th as part of the annual FLY-ND Conference which was held virtually this year. Please see the attached press releases for full details regarding each airport’s remarkable accomplishments.

Posted 3/11/21 (Thu) read more »

William A. Beeks to be inducted into North Dakota’s Aviation Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame committee announces that William A. (Bill) Beeks has been selected for induction into the state’s Aviation Hall of Fame. Bill will join the prestigious aviation hall of fame group that currently includes 45 other individuals who have all had a significant impact to the growth, development, and promotion of aviation in North Dakota. For more information on the North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame, visit

Posted 2/03/21 (Wed) read more »

52% decline in ND Airline Passengers in 2020

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports finished calendar year 2020 with a statewide total of 572,093 airline passenger boardings. This is a decrease of 619,476 passengers or an 52% decrease from 2019 and is the lowest passenger count that the state has recorded since calendar year 2003.

Posted 1/15/21 (Fri) read more »