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March 24, 2012
Minot airport director: Larger facility needed
MINOT (AP) -- Minot International Airport Director Andy Solsvig says the city needs a terminal three times the size of the existing 32,400-square-foot facility. Solsvig says the airport has two gates but needs four, and that the 800 vehicle parking spots need to be doubled. Minot's...
March 24, 2012 - 11:58am
March 22, 2012
Switch to new airline leads to more expensive tickets
Jamestown Regional Airport's transition from Delta Air Lines to Great Lakes Aviation of Cheyenne, Wyo., caused at least one unforeseen consequence -- a sudden hike in ticket prices. The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority and JRA staff are working on getting fares back down to levels...
March 22, 2012 - 6:55am
ND flight was canceled due to drunk attendant
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- A police report says a drunk flight attendant was the reason for the canceling of a weekend Grand Forks-to-Minneapolis flight. Police have turned their report over to the airline because it is not a criminal matter. Pinnacle Airlines and the Federal Aviation...
February 22, 2012 - 9:30am
February 21, 2012
FAA investigating why GFK flight was canceled
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the circumstances that led to a Delta Airlines flight being canceled Sunday before departing the Grand Forks International Airport for Minneapolis. Elizabeth Cory, public affairs spokeswoman for the FAA, said Monday the federal...
February 21, 2012 - 7:08am
February 17, 2012
Jamestown flights will be on larger planes
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) -- Great Lakes Aviation will use 32-seat planes rather than 19-seaters for its planned flights between Jamestown and Minneapolis. The EMB-120 plane nicknamed the Brasilia has a galley, a lavatory and a beverage service, and unlike the Beech 1900 is staffed by...
February 17, 2012 - 9:35am
February 16, 2012
Great Lakes to use larger planes for service here
Great Lakes Aviation agreed Wednesday to use 32-seat Embraer EMB-120 planes for its commercial air service from Jamestown Regional Airport to Minneapolis, Minn., rather than the 19-seat Beech 1900 in its contract. The EMB-120 plane, nicknamed the Brasilia, has a galley, a lavatory...
February 16, 2012 - 7:01am
September 15, 2011
Man accused of airplane fire plans to plead guilty
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A former flight attendant accused of setting fire to an airplane bathroom and forcing an emergency landing in Fargo says he will change his plea to guilty. Eder Rojas (ROW'-haws), formerly of Woodbury, Minn., faces federal charges of setting fire aboard an aircraft...
September 15, 2011 - 10:12am
March 21, 2011
Air service geared to the oil patch
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A new charter airline is set to shuttle people from North Dakota's capital city to the state's flourishing oil patch. Bakken Air plans to offer flights from Bismarck to Williston and back on Mondays and Fridays. The service is scheduled to begin on April 1. Each...
March 21, 2011 - 7:20am
November 19, 2010
N.D. man blasts TSA pat-down
Humiliating. Traumatic. Lack of respect. Henry Pietrzak used all of those words to describe the pat-downs he endured at airports in Minneapolis...
November 19, 2010 - 7:15am
October 7, 2010
Wayward baggage handler causes Pa. security scare
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two US Airways workers loading a Bermuda-bound plane grew suspicious of whether another baggage handler was allowed to be near the jet and confronted him Thursday, leading the man to flee and forcing transportation security officials to remove passengers and rescan...
October 7, 2010 - 8:17pm
August 25, 2010
Allegiant Airlines to serve Minot
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- Allegiant Airlines says it will begin serving Minot. The airline on Wednesday said it plans to launch service to Las Vegas on Oct. 22. There will initially be two flights per week, on Mondays and Fridays. Minot currently is served by Delta and United. __...
August 25, 2010 - 11:53am
July 2, 2010
Union seeks vote at Delta Airlines
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The union for thousands of ground workers at the old Northwest Airlines says it will ask for a vote at Delta, now that election rules have been changed in a way that favors the union. The union for baggage handlers and passenger service workers is asking the National...
July 2, 2010 - 7:53am
June 26, 2010
Flight lands in Fargo after oven overheats
FARGO (AP) -- A Continental Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark, N.J., had to land in Fargo when an overheated oven sent smoke into the cabin, delaying the flight about eight hours. Firefighting crews from the North Dakota Air National Guard responded and determined the cause...
June 26, 2010 - 7:50am
June 25, 2010
Flight lands in Fargo after oven overheats
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A Continental Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark, N.J., had to land in Fargo when an overheated oven sent smoke into the cabin. Firefighting crews from the North Dakota Air National Guard responded and determined the cause of the smoke after the Boeing 737...
June 25, 2010 - 9:25am
April 27, 2010
Paris-to-Atlanta flight diverted to Maine airport
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- An American citizen on a flight from Paris to Atlanta claimed to have a fake passport and said he had explosives in his luggage, forcing federal air marshals to intervene and the plane to land in Maine, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The officials, who spoke...
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April 27, 2010 - 3:43pm