Bismarck Municipal Airport

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Bismarck Municipal Airport
Bismarck Municipal Airport Logo.jpg
Bismarck Municipal Airport - North Dakota.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of Bismarck
Serves Bismarck, North Dakota
Elevation AMSL 1,661 ft / 506 m
Coordinates 46°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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,794 2,680 Asphalt
3/21 6,600 2,012 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 48,935
Based aircraft 89
Sources: FAA,[1] North Dakota,[2] Airport.[3]

Bismarck Municipal Airport[1][2] (IATA: BIS[4]ICAO: KBISFAA 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]

A $15 million terminal designed by Tvenge Associates opened in May 2005.[6] The previous terminal was in use for over 40 years (a two-story addition opened in 1982) and was demolished in summer 2005. A parking lot is just south of the new terminal.


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 2011 the airport had 48,935 aircraft operations, average 134 per day: 66% general aviation, 21% air taxi, 10% military, and 3% airline. 89 aircraft were then based at the airport: 52% single-engine, 25% multi-engine, 16% military, and 8% jet.[1]

In 2010 Bismarck Airport set an passenger boarding record with 194,043 passengers.[citation needed] The previous record was set in 1979 when the Women's Professional Bowling League held a tournament in Bismarck.[citation needed] Airport Manager Greg Haug says the combination of North Dakota's economy and new airline services have contributed to the increase.[citation needed] He says the airport's 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."[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
Seasonal: Orlando/Sanford
American Eagle Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis-St. Paul
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Denver
United Express Denver


Top destinations: (Aug 2014 - Jul 2015)[7]
Rank Airport Passengers Airline
1 Minneapolis/St. Paul International (MSP) 110,000 Delta
2 Denver International (DEN) 66,000 Frontier, United
3 Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS) 24,000 Allegiant
4 Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA) 21,000 Allegiant
5 Orlando-Sanford (SFB) 15,000 Allegiant
6 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) 11,000 American
7 Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) 9,000 American
8 Laughlin/Bullhead City (IFP) 1,000 Sun Country

See also[edit]


  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 "Bismarck Municipal (BIS)". Airport Directory. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bismarck Airport". Official website. 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, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bismarck Airport". 
  7. ^ "Bismarck/Mandan, ND: Bismarck Municipal (BIS)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. March 2015. Retrieved October 2015. 

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