July airline boardings in North Dakota fall below 2021 level; limited seat capacity, flights an issue

Monthly airline boardings at North Dakota's eight commercial service airports slipped below 2021 levels for the first time this year in July.The ai...

September 12, 2022
4:38 PM

Monthly airline boardings at North Dakota's eight commercial service airports slipped below 2021 levels for the first time this year in July.The airports in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Dickinson and Williston had a total of 89,865 passengers last month, down 3.3% from July of last year, according to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Boardings were down 18.8% from July 2019, before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020.North Dakota's airline passenger counts are following a national trend in which passenger growth over the last year has leveled to about 15% below prepandemic counts, according to the commission.

Bismarck Tribune Staff