Williston Economic Development

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Welcome

Welcome to the Williston Basin International Airport project website. The City of Williston developed this site to keep everyone updated on the project. The site will provide information regarding the project as it progresses to an opening date.

The existing airport, Sloulin Field, has been part of the community for nearly 70 years. During that time a lot has changed in aviation. Commercial air service activity has grown from fewer than 6,000 passengers in 2005 to more than 100,000 passengers in 2015. Security needs are greatly different. Safety standards for aircraft operations have evolved. All of these changes have led to this project.

The existing airport has served the community, but now it is time to move forward with an airport that can meet the needs of today and tomorrow’s passengers, aircraft, and the community. Partnering with the State of North Dakota and the FAA, the City of Williston is working to build a new airport that is flexible, sized appropriately, efficient and serves the city and region into the future.

Latest News

July 27, 2016
Land Purchase Agreements Signed for New Airport

The Williston City Commission has received signed purchase agreements for the l and necessary to build the Williston Basin International Airport and will begin the bidding process to start the first phase of construction.
July 27, 2016
New Williston airport project moving into construction phase

Construction is officially due to start on Williston’s new airport this fall. Airport and city officials say purchase agreements are signed for about 1,500 acres of land, and a groundbreaking date has been set for October.

 
 
 
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