Sloulin Field International Airport

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Sloulin Field International Airport
Sloulin Field International Airport logo.png
Airport type Public
Owner City of Williston
Serves Williston, North Dakota
Elevation AMSL 1,982 ft / 604 m
Coordinates 48°10′41″N 103°38′32″W / 48.17806°N 103.64222°W / 48.17806; -103.64222Coordinates: 48°10′41″N 103°38′32″W / 48.17806°N 103.64222°W / 48.17806; -103.64222
ISN is located in North Dakota
Location of airport in North Dakota
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,650 2,027 Asphalt
2/20 3,453 1,052 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft operations 96,000[1]
Based aircraft 55

Sloulin Field International Airport (IATA: ISN[3]ICAO: KISNFAA LID: ISN) is a public use airport serving Williston, a city in Williams County, North Dakota, United States.[2] It is owned by the City of Williston and located two nautical miles (4 km) north of its central business district.[2] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service facility.[4]

Customs service is available for aircraft arriving from Canada and other countries. ISN has no scheduled passenger airline service out of the country but receives its international title (like many other airports) because of this customs service.

ISN is mostly used for general aviation but is served by United Express, which offers four flights a day with service to Denver and one flight a day with service to Houston. Delta Connection offers four flights a day with service to Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Regular flights are operated by small cargo aircraft for the inwards and outwards distribution of parcels and light freight.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The terminal building at Sloulin Field in 2012
Metroliner light freight aircraft at Sloulin Field in 1999

Sloulin Field International Airport covers an area of 740 acres (299 ha) at an elevation of 1,982 feet (604 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 11/29 is 6,650 by 100 feet (2,027 x 30 m) and 2/20 is 3,453 by 60 feet (1,052 x 18 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2011, the airport had 28,567 aircraft operations, an average of 78 per day: 59% general aviation, 33% air taxi, 8% scheduled commercial, and <1% military. At that time there were 47 aircraft based at this airport: 87% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, and 2% jet.[2] The amount of emplanments has nearly tripled to 96,000 in a three-year span leading up to 2014 due to crew exchanges operating at the Bakken Formation oil fields.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines providing scheduled passenger service to non-stop destinations:

Airlines Destinations
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul
United Express Denver, Houston Intercontinental


Top domestic destinations: (Feb 2014 - Jan 2014)[6]
Rank Airport Passengers Airline
1 Denver International (DEN) 57,000 United Express
2 Minneapolis/St. Paul International (MSP) 53,000 Delta Connection
3 Houston Intercontinental (IAH) 6,000 United Express


  1. ^ Scott Olsen. "Boom Times". AOPA Pilot: 84. 
  2. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for ISN – Sloulin Fld Intl (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (ISN: Sloulin Field Intl)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ Scott Olsen. "Boom Times". AOPA Pilot: 88. 
  6. ^ "Williston, ND: Sloulin Field International (ISN)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved April 2015. 

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