The general information about this airport is available, and it is a civil-military airport three miles, 5 km northwest of Fargo, North Dakota, in Cass County, United States. As for airport codes, they are IATA: FRA, ICAO: KFAR, FAA LID: FAR. This airport is a public one. This airport is the busiest in North Dakota, and the owner of this airport is the city of Fargo, especially Fargo Municipal Airport Authority.
As for the name, this name is due to Martin Hector, who donated the original 50 acres of airport's territory. Even though this airport is officially public, Customs service is accessible there as well, the passenger can arrive there from Canada, and other foreign countries. Because of this customs service, this airport has a title that is an international one. However, a passenger will not be able to find scheduled passenger airline flights outside the country.
This airport serves as a home to Fargo Air National Guard Base and the Happy Hooligans of the 119th wing. This is a unit of the North Dakota Air National Guard, that serves MQ-9 Reaper.
On February 3, 1959, this airport was the intended destination for the airplane, which carried Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, and Ritchie Valens. However, this airplane crashed after takeoff from Iowa, Mason City. Due to this, three musicians and the pilot died.
The Capacity and Business Activity of the Airport
As for the statistics, in 2019, 930,409 passengers used the service of Hector International Airport. In 2018, passenger number was 843,582 in this airport, and in 2019, an increase was 11,4%, as it is shown in the statistics. In 2019, the airport operated a total 82,501 aircraft, and in 2018, there were 80,206 operations, it was increased by 2.9% in 2019.
As for the territory the area is 2,500 acres, 1,000 ha, and there can be found three runways: 13/31 is 3,801 x 75 ft (1,159 x 46m), 18/36 is 9,001 x 150 ft (2,744 x 46m), and 9/27 is 6,302 x 100 ft (1,921 x 30m). In North Dakota, this airport has the longest public runway, and they can receive Boeing 747s, no other airport is available to have them in North Dakota.
With regard to other statistics, September 30, 2016, as the last day of the 12-month period, the airport operated 66,516 aircraft, and the average rate of this was 182 per day. As for percentages, they had 4% military, 6% air carrier, 27% air taxi, and the largest portion was 63% general aviation. As for 2017 statistics, in May, they had 190 aircraft operations based at the airport: 4 ultralights, five helicopters, 20 jet, 42 multi-engine, and 119 single-engine.
History and Present-day Operations
As for the passenger numbers and annual passenger traffic in 1997, the passenger's number was 406,912. In 2000 there were 465,636. In 2005 their number increased, and there were 549,209 numbers. As for 2010, their number was 724,941. 858,982 was the number of passengers who used this service. The highest number of passengers was 930,409 in 2019.
As for operating airlines, they are serving Allegiant Air, which serves Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa. As for seasonal services, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando/Sanford are available. As for American Airlines, they are serving seasonally, and they serve Phoenix-Sky Harbor. With regard to American Eagle, they are operating in Chicago-O'Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth. Delta Air Lines serves Minneapolis/St. Paul and seasonally Atlanta as well. Delta Connection helps Minneapolis/St. Paul. Frontier Airlines serves Denver, Phoenix-Sky Harbor. As for United Express, they help Chicago-O'Hare and Denver.