Dalrymple: United Airlines to Serve Grand Forks
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said United Airlines officials have confirmed plans to begin offering flights from Grand Forks International Airport to Denver.
“This is good news for Grand Forks and the entire region served by the Grand Forks International Airport,” Dalrymple said. “North Dakota residents who are served by the Grand Forks airport will now have air passenger service to and from the Southwest United States.
United Airlines officials said a launch date, flight schedules and other details will be made available soon.
Dalrymple today congratulated the city of Grand Forks and the Grand Forks Airport Authority for their work to help secure additional air service. The Governor’s Office also has been in regular talks with United Airlines, encouraging the company’s executives to serve Grand Forks.
For three years running, the Grand Forks airport has set records for passenger boardings and United Airlines service will further complement the airport’s new passenger terminal capabilities.
Among North Dakota’s four largest airports, Grand Forks International is the only one that does not currently provide a daily, direct flight to Denver. Delta Airlines provides six daily, 50-passener flights between Grand Forks and Minneapolis. Allegiant Air’s standard flight schedule provides for two, 150-seat flights each week to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Orlando.