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North Dakota Airline Passenger Boardings up 10% in February

Posted 3/26/24 (Tue)

(Bismarck, ND) The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission (NDAC) has released the monthly report that provides information relating to the airline passenger traffic at the eight commercial service airports within the state.

Commercial airline boarding numbers for February 2024 reached 97,124 passengers, which represents a growth of 8,972 boardings or a 10% increase from February of 2023.

“Air service activity throughout North Dakota remains healthy and strong as spring break travel takes off,” stated Kyle Wanner, Executive Director for the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission.

As we continue to move through March, it’s important to note that historically, this month can be one of the busiest times of the year for air travel in North Dakota as residents go about their spring break plans. Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive at their airport early to ensure that that they can find parking, drop off bags as needed, and successfully make it through the security line in a timely manner.


February 2024 Statewide Airline Passenger Statistics

  • Total Airline Passenger Boardings: 97,124
  • Available Airline Departure Seats: 114,717
  • Average Aircraft Load Factor: 85%
  • Number of Successful Airline Departure Flights: 1,333
  • Number of Airline Departure Flight Cancellations: 30
  • Airline Departure Flight Cancellation Rate: 2.2%


February 2024 Airline Boarding Report