Williston Airport Expands - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Williston Airport Expands

Posted: Updated:

The Williston airport has continued to see a significant increase in passengers. Theairport has experienced a 29 percent passenger increase from 2013. As a result,airlines have added more incoming and outgoing flights. As the local air trafficcontinues to grow, employees at the are working hard to keep up.

Airport manager Steven Kjergaardsays the increase of travelers is very noticeable. He employed new staff members to keep up with the changes.

"We just continue to adjust.TSA has continued to add staff, I've added staff, both of the airlines haveadded staff. We've made it work with what we have," says Kjergaard.

Another change is travelers now haveto pay for parking at Sloulin. This was implemented to keep people from takingadvantage of the parking spaces in the lot and to generate funds for a futureairport renovation or expansion. The price has been set at $7.

"I would like to be able tohave people park for free, but realistically, people will take advantage ofthat. So, this isa fair compromise. We still match what Dickinsondoes per day. We are the last commercial service airport in North Dakota with more than athousand boarding's per month to switch to pay parking," says Kjergaard. 

Staff members are also taking stepsto make the airport parking lot a safer environment.

"We are going to install extracamera systems this summer. That's going to be the biggest thing. My staff isalso increasing their patrols through, as well as the parking company doingextra patrols and lot checks," says Kjergaard.

Kjergaard advised travelers not toleave their cars unlocked, keys in the car or any valuables in sight because it leads to parking crimes.

The top destinations for North Dakota travelers are Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver and Orlando.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Oil Industry Increases Park's Visitors

    Oil Industry Increases Park's Visitors

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:44:39 GMT
    Wet weather doesn't seem to have impacted the number of people who visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park this past summer, but it appears the oil industry is enhancing visitation.
    Wet weather doesn't seem to have impacted the number of people who visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park this past summer, but it appears the oil industry is enhancing visitation.
  • Bismarck Schools Host Employee Orientation

    Bismarck Schools Host Employee Orientation

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:43:41 GMT
    Teacher orientation is a common practice before school starts, but Bismarck Public Schools decided to flip tradition on its head by expanding the practice. They are hosting orientation for all district employees before the first day.
    Teacher orientation is a common practice before school starts, but Bismarck Public Schools decided to flip tradition on its head by expanding the practice. They are hosting orientation for all district employees before the first day.
  • Williston Police Lookout for Counterfeit Bills

    Williston Police Lookout for Counterfeit Bills

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:34 GMT
    The Williston Police Department has noticed a recurring trend of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in town.
    The Williston Police Department has noticed a recurring trend of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in town.
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.