Bismarck Municipal Airport

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Bismarck Municipal Airport
Bismarck Municipal Airport Logo.jpg
Bismarck Municipal Airport - North Dakota.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Bismarck ,
ServesBismarck, North Dakota
Elevation AMSL1,661 ft / 506 m
Coordinates46°46′22″N 100°44′45″W / 46.77278°N 100.74583°W / 46.77278; -100.74583Coordinates: 46°46′22″N 100°44′45″W / 46.77278°N 100.74583°W / 46.77278; -100.74583
BIS is located in North Dakota
Location in North Dakota / United States
BIS is located in the United States
BIS (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,794 2,680 Asphalt
3/21 6,600 2,012 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft operations56,709
Based aircraft99
Sources: FAA,[1] Bismarck International Airport[2]

Bismarck Municipal Airport[1][3] (IATA: BIS[4], ICAO: KBIS, FAA LID: BIS) is in Burleigh County, North Dakota,[1] three miles southeast of the City of Bismarck, North Dakota, which owns it. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.[5]


The original terminal, a single-story Modernist building, was designed in 1963 by Ritterbush Brothers, a local architectural firm.[6] A two-story addition was constructed in 1982. The original building was demolished in 2003 to make way for the present building, and the addition was demolished in summer of 2005, after the completion of the new $15 million terminal. It was designed by Tvenge Associates, another Bismarck firm, and opened in May 2005.[7] A parking lot is just south of the new terminal.

Bismarck Airport had its 7th consecutive year of record passenger boardings in 2016, with 271,020 passengers boarding commercial airline flights at the airport.[8] Airport Director Greg Haug "...was pleased to see the year-end numbers come in and attributes these record boardings to Bismarck’s strong economy."[2]


Bismarck Municipal Airport covers 2,425 acres (981 ha) at an elevation of 1,661 feet (506 m). It has two runways, both asphalt: 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).[1]

In 2015, the airport had 56,709 aircraft operations. 99 aircraft were then based at the airport: 69 single-engine aircraft, 21 multi-engine aircraft, 15 military aircraft, and 9 jet aircraft.[1]

Airlines and destinations


Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
Seasonal: Orlando/Sanford
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth[10]
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis/St. Paul[11]
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul[11]
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Denver [12]
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver [13]


Alpine Air Express Fargo
FedEx Feeder Fargo
Encore Air Cargo Fargo, Sioux Falls


Top destinations from BIS

Busiest domestic routes from BIS (May 2018 – April 2019)[14]
Rank Airport Passengers Airline
1 Minnesota Minneapolis–Saint Paul International (MSP) 108,770 Delta
2 Colorado Denver International (DEN) 69,560 Frontier, United
3 Illinois Chicago–O'Hare (ORD) 30,110 American, United
4 Arizona Phoenix–Mesa Gateway (AZA) 28,910 Allegiant
5 Texas Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) 23,740 American
6 Nevada Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) 21,770 Allegiant
7 Florida Orlando–Sanford (SFB) 11,420 Allegiant

Annual traffic

Traffic by calendar year[2]
Passengers Change from previous year
2014 245,405
2015 259,734 Increase 5.9%
2016 271,020 Increase 4.4%

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for BIS – Bismarck Municipal (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Bismarck Airport's Boardings Continue to Grow". Bismarck Airport. Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Bismarck Municipal (BIS)". Airport Directory. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (BIS: Bismarck)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.
  6. ^ United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry Journal 1963: 26.
  7. ^ "Bismarck Airport". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
  8. ^ Olson, Chris. "Going up: Jamestown, Devils Lake, Bismarck airports see increase in paid passenger boardings in 2016". The Jamestown Sun. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Allegiant Route Map". Allegiant Airlines. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "American Airlines Route Map". American Airlines. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Delta Route Map". Delta Air Lines. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  12. ^ "Bismarck Airport - Airlines". Bismarck Airport. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  13. ^ "United Airlines Route Maps". United Airlines. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  14. ^ "Bismarck/Mandan, ND: Bismarck Municipal (BIS)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. April 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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