air travel

AAA predicts an increase in Thanksgiving travel

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – AAA predicts an uptick in travel for the holiday just shy of pre-pandemic levels. More than 54 million people are expected to travel greater than 50 miles on Thanksgiving which is equivalent to about one in five people in the Upper Midwest. Expect to pay more at the pump, but do not expect it to have…

How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy

DALLAS (AP) – Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you’re likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t anywhere near as intrusive. There were no long checkpoint lines. Passengers and their families could walk right to the gate together, postponing goodbye hugs until the…

Air travel making a comeback at North Dakota’s airports

BISMARCK, N.D. – Air travel has picked up in North Dakota, but not to the level it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The state’s eight commercial service airports saw a significant increase in passenger numbers last month compared to April 2020. The state Aeronautics Commission says the airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake and…

Pandemic cuts air travel at ND commercial airports in half

BISMARCK, N.D. – The coronavirus pandemic cut the number of passengers using North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in half last year. The airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake and Jamestown finished 2020 with a total of about 572,000 airline passenger boardings. The state Aeronautics Commission says that’s a 52% drop from the previous year…

North Dakota airports recovering slowly from pandemic effects

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – North Dakota’s airports are seeing more passenger boardings, as air travel continues to slowly recover from the effects of the pandemic. The state Aeronautics Commission reports 47,574 passenger boardings in the month of October. State Aeronautics Commission director Kyle Wanner says that’s 47 percent of the passengers that flew last year at this time. Wanner says…