August Airline Boardings Follow Seasonal Trend
Posted 9/22/21 (Wed)
North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 82,371 airline passenger boardings during the month of August. This month experienced lower passenger traffic then July, but is still the second highest month of airline passenger demand experienced since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last three months, the statewide passenger counts have been sustained at approximately 15 - 20% below pre-pandemic levels.
“July is historically one of our busiest months out of the year for air travel and so it can be expected to see lower passenger numbers heading into the Fall as leisure travel begins to slow down,” stated Kyle Wanner, Executive Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. “Our communities are doing an incredible job in maintaining a high level of air service and we hope to see passenger demand maintain at current levels and then grow, once the holiday season arrives.”