Canceled Flights Leave Passengers Frustrated at Hector International Airport

Airport officials say the wind is mostly what's affecting flights

FARGO, N.D. — The storm means a lot of headaches for travelers at Hector International Airport. Airport officials say wind speeds are what’s affecting a lot of the flight cancellations both into and out of Hector. Airlines make their cancellation decisions based on winds, visibility, and road conditions. If wind gusts are over 40 knots, planes can’t be deiced. You should…

New Art Installment at Fargo Airport Highlights Regional Scenery

The series called "Grand Abstractions" is the second installment of a yearlong art exhibit at Hector

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re traveling through Hector International Airport, you might notice some new art on the walls. The artist behind the new installation, Zhimin Guan, uses his work to bridge the East and West… especially the Midwest. “American land is very refreshing, very new, and vast, and energetic. I think it’s perfect for me to use some of the…

Travelers Returning from Arizona Greeted With Frigid Temperatures

Airport officials say thousands of flights across the country have been affected by the polar vortex

FARGO, N.D. — The frigid temperatures have been affecting flights across the country. People flying in from warmer places say the dramatic shift in temperature was a shock to them when they got off the plane. “Almost 100 degree difference. Swinging from the 55 degree weather we left in Arizona to a –54, not really happy to be back, excited to be…

More Passengers Expected to be Traveling for Holiday Season

TSA agents are working without pay during the government shutdown

FARGO, N.D. — Lots of people are flying to different holiday destinations this weekend. With more passengers traveling close to Christmas, planning ahead will make your trip go smoother. “The holidays tend to have travelers that maybe don’t travel as much as the business travelers and so forth. It is how they pack at the checkpoint. I can’t stress enough to…

Hector International Airport Holds Disaster Training Exercise

Actors playing victims were transported to the hospital, which was also holding a training exercise

FARGO, N.D. — There were plenty of emergency responders at Hector International Airport, but not for the reason you might think. Two white buses played the part of an airplane disaster. First responders from the FM area practiced what to do in a real life airplane emergency. More than 70 passengers were on board, and in the scenario, ten people died….

Emergency landing at Fargo Airport

FARGO, ND – A plane made an emergency landing at Fargo’s Hector International Airport Thursday night because of smoke. Delta Airlines says Flight 1601 from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Anchorage, Alaska landed safely after being diverted because of smoke in the cabin that dissipated before the plane got on the ground. None of the 195 passengers or the seven crew members…

Israeli Company Wants To Run Crop-Surveying Drone Out of Casselton

Would Gather Crop Information Across The Upper Midwest

CASSELTON, N.D. — An international defense and electronics company wants to launch a crop-surveying drone from the Casselton Regional Airport. Airport Authority chairman Bob Miller says the Israeli company, Elbit Systems, would gather crop information across the Upper Midwest that would be analyzed and sold to farmers. Elbit wants to lease hangar space for the large drone it flies, and…

Hector International Airport To Begin Construction On Skyway In 2019

it's expected to be completed in 2020

FARGO, N.D. — In the next few years, you won’t have to walk outside to get from the parking lot to your terminal at Hector International Airport. The Airport will start construction in early 2019 on a skyway costing between $13-15 million. But get this, it won’t cost taxpayers a single cent. “The skyway is eligible for 90 percent of federal…

Airline Passengers Headed to Minneapolis Stranded at Hector International

The Winter Storm In Minnesota Causes Six Flights to Land At The Hector International Airport

FARGO, N.D. — Monday night’s winter storm in Minnesota caused six different flights to take an unexpected stop in Fargo at Hector International Airport. While two flights were able to head off Monday night, passengers on the other flights were forced to stay overnight in Fargo and depart Tuesday morning. A line this long is a sight rarely seen at Hector…

LIVE REPORT: Fargo Heads to Frisco and What the Frisco Mayor Really Thinks About Bison Football Fans

After one year off, North Dakota State football is back in the National Championship game

FRISCO, TX — The march to a sixth FCS Football Championship title is underway as the NDSU Bison football team officially landed this morning in Frisco, Texas. The players boarded their flight early this morning. They walked into Hector International Airport wearing their NDSU apparel and with their game faces on. Many other fans, along with the marching band and…