United Airlines to launch flights between Denver and Williston in November
United Airlines recently announced it will be launching three flights between Denver and Williston on a daily basis starting from November this year. The airline has decided to boost its service to North Dakota to attract workers drawn by the state’s oil boom to fly with it.
Other U.S. carriers also have similar plans and want to haul in workers offering attractive flight deals. Delta Air Lines has also decided to operate two flights every day between Minneapolis and Williston.
North Dakota has become the second-biggest oil-producing state after Texas. The oil production in North Dakota has more than tripled in the last three years, and so has air traffic boom. Williston has emerged as the center hub of oil production in North Dakota. The city is currently witnessing a significant boost in air traffic.
Steven Kjergaard, Manager of Williston's Sloulin Field International Airport, said that the airport was built to handle 6,000 passengers every year. However, in coming years the airport is bracing to witness 10 times more than the existing traffic.