North Dakota’s air travel demand during the summer months remains strong, as our residents and visitors take advantage of the state’s air service opportunities.
During the first half of calendar year 2023, North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports provided a total of 549,962 passenger boardings. This is a growth of 52,640 passengers, or an 11% increase, when comparing the statewide passenger counts to the first six months of 2022.
“Positive demand and healthy aircraft load factors have helped to fuel optimism for the airline industry that is operating within our state,” stated Kyle Wanner, Executive Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. “I encourage both residents and visitors to utilize our North Dakota airports, as increased demand plays a crucial role in expanding flight services and enhancing destination choices for our communities.”