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
BIS is located in the US
Location in North Dakota / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,794 2,680 Asphalt
3/21 6,600 2,012 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft operations 56,709
Based aircraft 99
Passengers 271,020
Sources: FAA,[1] Bismarck International Airport[2]

Bismarck Municipal Airport[1][3] (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]


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[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 Las Vegas[9]
Seasonal: Denver
United Express Denver


Cargo Airlines Destinations
Alpine Air Express Grand Forks
FedEx Feeder
operated by Corporate Air
Encore Air Cargo Sioux Falls
Martinaire Sioux Falls


Top destinations from BIS[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from BIS (Jun 2016-May 2017)[10]
Rank Airport Passengers Airline
1 Minneapolis/St. Paul International (MSP) 120,000 Delta
2 Denver International (DEN) 66,000 Frontier, United
3 Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) 23,000 Allegiant
4 Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA) 21,000 Allegiant
5 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) 15,000 American
6 Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) 14,000 American
7 Orlando/Sanford (SFB) 13,000 Allegiant

Annual traffic[edit]

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[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 c "Bismarck Airport's Boardings Continue to Grow". Bismarck Airport. 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. ^ "Frontier Airlines adds service in 12 new markets around the country" (Press release). Frontier Airlines. March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Bismarck/Mandan, ND: Bismarck Municipal (BIS)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. March 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 

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