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Oil Boom Leads to New Airport in Williston BasinBooming. Surging. Growing. Like oil production in the Bakken formation, that’s what is happening to communities in the northwest corner of North Dakota. In fact, a brand new $275 million airport, Williston Basin International (XWA), opened in October to keep up with the unprecedented economic expansion. Read the article in Airport Improvement. Read More >
Williston Takes FlightGround-up new commercial airport projects are relatively rare. Which is why the new Williston Basin International Airport (XWA), opening this Fall in Williston, North Dakota, represents such an intriguing opportunity to explore the obstacles and opportunities that are a part of any aviation project of this size and complexity. From the unique way the project Read More >
Cardon Global Opens $273M Williston Basin International Airport in North DakotaCardon Global has opened the Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) in Williston, located approximately 215 miles northwest of Bismarck. Development costs were estimated to be $273 million. The 100,000-square-foot airport includes four gates and three passenger boarding bridges as well as a 50-seat bar and restaurant. XWA is the first ground-up commercial airport built in Read More >
Welcome to the People’s Airport: First Flight Lands at Williston Basin International AirportTo a round of thunderous applause, The Williston Basin International Airport is open for business. The story of XWA has been one of complications, delays and last minute preparation, but also of the indomitable spirit of the Williston community, specifically it’s city leaders, who have worked for nearly a decade to get the airport operational. Read More >
The Newest U.S. Airport Will Open Thursday in a North Dakota Oil BoomtownUnited Airlines’ Flight 4643 Thursday morning from Denver to Williston, North Dakota, will be historic, the first flight to land at the country’s newest airport. Williston Basin International Airport, code XWA, will open the morning after the shutdown of Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport. Sloulin opened in 1947; its last departure will take place Wednesday. Read More >
Photos: XWA launchesOn Thursday, Friday and Saturday, federal, state and local officials celebrated the completion of Williston Basin International Airport, which is scheduled to officially open when the first flight lands on Thursday, Oct. 10. The airport, known by its International Air Transport Association code of XWA, is the first airport located at a new site to Read More >
City Shows Off New Williston Basin International AirportWilliston Basin International Airport is ready to commence operations in six days, and members of the media were given a behind-the-scenes look at the facility on Thursday, Oct. 3, before the airport is opened up for public viewing. Williston City Commissioners, joined by Airport Director Anthony Dudas, City Administrator David Tuan, Cardon Global CEO Don Read More >
Building an Airport from the Ground Up? That Job’s Almost Done in North DakotaAirport construction is a constant in the United States. A recent report by Architectural Record says more than 50 airports are expected to combine for up to $70 billion in construction projects during the next three years, all to modernize aging facilities. But ground-up airport construction? Building a new airport from scratch? That’s rare. It’s Read More >
Williston Basin International Airport to Begin Operations in a Few WeeksWork at the Williston Basin International Airport is in its final stages, and with the opening less than three weeks away, airport officials are preparing to share the new state-of-the-art facility with the public. The Williston Herald spoke with Airport Director Anthony Dudas and owner’s representative and CEO of Cardon Global, Don Cardon, about the Read More >
Public and private leaders in Williston welcome ND Governor to unveiling of master plan for Sloulin Field RedevelopmentWilliston, N.D. – City of Williston leaders presented the public with the first look at the master plan for the Sloulin Field Redevelopment tonight, along with in-person support from North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The plan unveiled how City Commissioners, the Williston Mayor, Williston City Staff, and the private development company Cardon Global integrated public Read More >

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