The Jamestown Municipal
Airport is operated by the Jamestown Airport Authority. The board
members are Chairman Michael Kadrmas, Walt Sanders, Johnny Klingenberg, Dennis Nelson, Art Todd,
and George Teller. The Airport manager
is Jennifer Eckman.
served by Northwest Airlines and features two round-trip flights
to Minneapolis daily, Monday thru Friday, with one round-trip
on Saturday and one on Sunday, connecting anywhere in the world!
phone number for Northwest Airlines is 701-252-3414.
is equipped with pilot control lighting, and fuel is available 24
hours a day. Taxi and rental car service is also available.
Property for the Jamestown Airport was purchased by the City of
Jamestown and the Airport was built by the federal government as
a military installation in 1942 with over 600 airmen being trained
at Jamestown College and the Airport in 1944.
WWII, ownership of the airfield was transferred to the City of Jamestown.
From that time until 1968, the airport was administered by the city.
In 1968, an airport authority was formed, which now oversees airport
operators have served as part-time managers when the airport first
came under city jurisdiction, however, in more recent years, a full-time
airport manager has been employed by the airport authority. Early
airport hangers were located on 13th St. N.E. (Old Highway 10).
The present terminal building, which provides passenger services
and housed the Jamestown Flight Service Station (now located at
Grand Forks), was dedicated in 1961. The terminal building was rehabilitated
and remodeled in 1989. Efforts were made in 1954 to have a Jet Interceptor
Squadron at Jamestown. An offer to lease the airport to the USAF
for one dollar a year was not accepted.
Airlines began scheduled air carrier service to the Jamestown Airport
in 1954. Since that time, service has continued with varying schedules.
Shortly after deregulation in 1978, Jamestown lost jet service and
has been served by several commuter airlines. Currently, Great lakes
Aviation serves Jamestown as United Express.
to its role as a commercial service airport, Jamestown Municipal
Airport supports a variety of general aviation activities. It has
become increasingly important to the business community, both for
those companies owning their own aircraft and to those chartering
aircraft for business trips. Flying lessons, charter flights, aircraft
sales and rentals, aircraft repairs and fuel can be obtained from
on-airport businesses. The Army National Guard uses the airport
for occasional helicopter operations.
Over the years,
certain areas of the airport have been designed as an industrial
park. To date, numerous businesses and industries have located in
these areas. The airport also supports about 1200 acres of farmland
and hay land.
is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration, tax dollars
from the City and County, the North Dakota State Aeronautics Commission,
farming, haying, industrial park leases, airport facilities leasing
and airline and transport fees.