Williston's Sloulin Field International Airport continues to lead the state in boarding increases, according to North Dakota's August enplanements chart.
More and more people are taking off from Williston's airport, and with the opening of Williston's XWA less than a month away, staff say numbers are expected to keep rising, and eventually break the all-time record set in the height of the oil-boom in 2014.
Numbers actually slowed after 119,000 people boarded Williston's planes in 2014. August of that year had 1,700 more enplanements than this year, but now, the growth is more consistent with almost two thousand more passengers than in 2018.
City of Williston airport staff say they don't see that slowing down anytime soon, especially as the number of available plane seats increases at the new airport. Their goal is to break the all-time record by the end of next year.
Before the XWA officially opens, there's a Community Grand Opening on Saturday, October 5th at 10:00 a.m., where you can join in on activities, and get a behind the scenes look at the airport.