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Dickinson airport boardings down 60 percent

Boardings at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport are down more than 60 percent from this time last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Aeronautics Commission.

Boardings at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport are down more than 60 percent from this time last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Aeronautics Commission.

In February, the airport had 1,345 total people board United Airlines twice-daily flights to Denver. That’s down from 3,386 a year ago when it also had twice-daily flights to Minneapolis through Delta Air Lines, which pulled out of Dickinson in November, citing declining numbers.

Dickinson’s airport has seen a steady decline in boardings since the start of 2015, when the oil industry slowdown began taking effect on the area. However, the boarding numbers have fallen considerably since Delta left the airport, which appeared to have accounted for about two-thirds of the airport’s boardings.

Dickinson’s boardings fell the most of any North Dakota airport by more than 20 percent.

Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport dropped 39 percent from this time last year, with more than 5,629 boardings. It has both United and Delta, nine flights per day compared to Dickinson’s two.

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Overall, boardings were down 12.5 percent throughout the state from February 2015 but were up 3,357, or about 4 percent, from this January.

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