Monday, March 26, 2012

Oil Patch Airports Are Booming in ND and Texas

Traffic is booming at some North Dakota and Texas airports near their booming oil and gas regions (Bakken in North Dakota and Eagle Ford Shale in Texas):

1. "Minot has one of the fastest growing airports in the U.S. and needs a terminal three times the size of the existing one, says Andy Solsvig, director of the Minot International Airport.  Minot's air travel numbers have been on the rise since 2009, much of it attributed to the oil boom. Air travel out of Minot increased 63 percent and 85 percent, respectively, in January and February."

2.  "Stinson Municipal Airport, a 96-year-old airport in South San Antonio, might be in the right place at the right time. Stinson officials said business is growing again in large part because of improving economic activity in the South Side and spinoff activity from energy production in the nearby Eagle Ford Shale formation."

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