Dickinson Airport receives awardThe Dickinson Regional Airport has received the 2011 Commercial Airport of the Year award, according to a press release.
The Dickinson Regional Airport has received the 2011 Commercial Airport of the Year award, according to a press release.
Tim Thorsen, the Airport Association of North Dakota president, presented the award Tuesday at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in Bismarck. Those receiving the award were Dickinson Airport Authority Chairman Jon Frantsvog, Secretary and Treasurer Craig Steve and Airport Manager Matthew Remynse.
Excellence in maintaining safety, project management and community awareness played a part in deciding which North Dakota airport got the award, according to the release. The Dickinson Airport completed expansions to the passenger terminal.
The airport also saw “an explosive 83.1 percent annual increase” last year.
Airport staff reached out to the community by holding two open houses, Remynse said. In addition, it held its first annual Youth Aviation Adventure Day, an event where children got a hands-on experience in different areas of aviation.
The airport is working on a master plan which will lay out what needs to be accomplished to meet demands that the airport will see in the upcoming years due to an oil boom in western North Dakota.