Bismarck Municipal Airport
|Bismarck Municipal Airport|
|USGS 2006 orthophoto|
|IATA: BIS – ICAO: KBIS – FAA LID: BIS|
|Owner||City of Bismarck|
|Serves||Bismarck, North Dakota|
|Elevation AMSL||1,661 ft / 506 m|
|Sources: FAA, North Dakota, Airport.|
Bismarck Municipal Airport (IATA: BIS, ICAO: KBIS, FAA LID: BIS), also known as Bismarck Airport, is a public use airport serving Bismarck, a city in Burleigh County, North Dakota, United States. The airport is owned by the City of Bismarck and located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of its central business district. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.
A new $15 million terminal designed by Tvenge Associates opened at the airport in May 2005. The previous terminal was in use for over 40 years with a two-story addition being built in 1982, and was demolished during the summer of 2005. A parking lot sits just south of the new terminal.
Facilities and aircraft
Bismarck Municipal Airport covers an area of 2,425 acres (981 ha) at an elevation of 1,661 feet (506 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 13/31 is 8,794 by 150 feet (2,680 x 46 m) and 3/21 is 6,600 by 100 feet (2,012 x 30 m)/
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 48,935 aircraft operations, an average of 134 per day: 66% general aviation, 21% air taxi, 10% military, and 3% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 89 aircraft based at this airport: 52% single-engine, 25% multi-engine, 16% military, and 8% jet.
In 2010 Bismarck Airport set an all time passenger boarding record with 194,043 passengers. The previous record was set in 1979 when the Women's Professional Bowling League held a tournament in Bismarck. Airport Manager Greg Haug says the combination of North Dakota's economy and new airline services have contributed to the increase. He says the airport's steady growth is a good sign for the community. "It's going to help us garner more flights and negotiation on more air service and that can provide additional competition which can lead to drops in price."
Airlines and destinations
Airlines with scheduled passenger service to non-stop destinations:
|Allegiant Air||Las Vegas, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa|
|Delta Air Lines||Minneapolis/St. Paul|
|Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines||Minneapolis/St. Paul|
|Delta Connection operated by Endeavor Air||Minneapolis/St. Paul|
|Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines||Minneapolis/St. Paul|
|United Express operated by ExpressJet||Seasonal: Denver|
|United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines||Denver|
|1||Minneapolis, MN||Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP)||116,000|
|2||Denver, CO||Denver International (DEN)||82,000|
|3||Phoenix, AZ||Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)||22,000|
|4||Las Vegas, NV||McCarran International (LAS)||21,000|
|5||Bullhead City, AZ||Laughlin/Bullhead International (IFP)||1,000|
- FAA Airport Master Record for BIS – Bismarck Municipal ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
- "Bismarck Municipal (BIS)". Airport Directory. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
- "Bismarck Airport". Official website. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
- "IATA Airport Code Search (BIS: Bismarck)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- Litecontrol - Bismarck Airport
- "Bismarck/Mandan, ND: Bismarck Municipal (BIS)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
- Bismarck Airport, official website
- Aerial image as of September 1997 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for BIS, effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: