Dalrymple Congratulates Williston on United Airlines Service to Denver
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated the community of Williston on United Airlines’ announcement that the company will begin providing air service from Williston to Denver. The new flights will provide western North Dakota with access to hubs and destinations in the southwestern part of the country, expanding travel and economic opportunities for the region.
“This is great news for Williston and the entire region, as well as for our state,” Dalrymple said. “Direct air service to Denver will provide western North Dakota with access to new destinations for both business and leisure travelers and opportunities for additional commerce and economic growth.”
United Airlines will begin service between Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport and Denver beginning November 4. Tickets will be available starting on July 10, and flights will run three times daily. Airline officials say the aircraft will be regional jets accommodating 50 passengers.
Dalrymple recognized local community and airport leaders for their work to help secure flights between Williston and Denver. The Governor’s Office also has been in regular talks with United Airlines, encouraging the company’s executives to provide expanded air service for western North Dakota.
The Williston airport continues to report significant increases in passenger boardings, setting an all-time record for the month of May. Airports across the state are continuing to set records, with boardings at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports in May up 26 percent over last year.