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.
October 20, 2016
Airport Ground Breaking Gallery Now Available
Photo galleries are now available on the XWA Project website at xwaproject.com/Project on the left side of the page. Please check back as these galleries will be updated as progress is made throughout the airport project.
October 10, 2016
Airport Ground Breaking
The long-awaited start of the Williston Basin International Airport is finally here as the official groundbreaking of the $250 million facility was held on Monday, October 10 at the approximate site of the eventual terminal. FAA, state and local elected officials presided over the special ceremony, which was also open to the public.