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April Snowstorms Impact Air Travel in Central & Western North Dakota

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 76,553 airline passenger boardings during the month of April, 2022. This is a 23% increase from the 62,168 boardings that the state experienced in April, 2021. It is also approximately 17% below April 2019’s pre-pandemic passenger counts of 92,063. The multiple heavy snowstorms that our state experienced in April provided increased challenges for our airports and passengers as North Dakota experienced a larger than normal airline cancellation rate which resulted in a lower-than-expected statewide passenger count for the month.

Posted 5/16/22 (Mon) read more »

Aeronautics Commissioner Update

Aeronautics Commissioner Cindy Schreiber-Beck has recently announced that she will not be seeking re-appointment for her position on the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Cindy was originally appointed as an Aeronautics Commissioner in 1997 and has served in this position for the past 25 years. “Cindy has been a tireless advocate for aviation throughout the years, both as an Aeronautics Commissioner and also at our capital as a state legislator,” stated Kyle Wanner, Executive Director for the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission

Posted 5/05/22 (Thu) read more »

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 »