Airplane boardings increase in North Dakota in 2018

January 15, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nearly 1.1 million people boarded an airplane at one of the eight commercial airports in North Dakota last year, a 5 percent increase over 2017.

The state Aeronautics Commission says another 1.1 million people deplaned at a North Dakota airport, for a total passenger count of nearly 2.2 million.

Six of the eight airports saw an increase in passengers — Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Minot and Williston. The Bismarck and Devils Lake airports had their highest annual passenger count on record. Grand Forks and Jamestown had decreases.

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