Airline Boarding Numbers Turn Positive
Posted 7/13/17 (Thu)
North Dakota airport passenger numbers for the month of June posted 88,190 passengers which is an increase of 2% or 1,767 passengers over last year’s June numbers. Six of the eight commercial service airports in North Dakota have also reported growth for the month. This report marks the second month in a row that the state saw an increase in monthly airline boardings.
“Seeing growth once again taking place in our airport boardings throughout the state is a great sign for our communities” stated Kyle Wanner, the Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. “Airline boarding numbers can be an early indicator of the health of the state’s economy and an increase in passengers helps to drive improved air service and economic growth. This, in turn, helps to lower passenger air fares and provides a lucrative business and tourism climate for our communities. My hope is that the growth continues throughout the second half of the year and 2017 is the start of another positive trend for our airports.”