Gov. Jack Dalrymple today attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Jamestown Regional Airport's new passenger terminal, which officially opened this week. The new terminal will provide additional space for ticketing, baggage handling, security and passenger amenities.
The $2.3 million expansion project was funded with federal, state and local dollars. The state provided more than $280,000 in funding through the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Construction on the project began in September 2010.
"An important component of North Dakota's economic development efforts is to ensure that our communities have access to safe and reliable air service," Dalrymple said. "This new terminal will help fuel economic opportunities for the region and enhance the quality of life for citizens living and working in the Jamestown area."
Dalrymple and the state's congressional delegation worked with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Delta Airlines to resume flights at the Jamestown Airport that were cancelled earlier this month due to weather conditions that required a specific de-icer for the jets. The CRJ-200 jets, which started flying out of Jamestown Nov. 30, required a type IV de-icer rather than a type I de-icer that was currently used by the airport. The new de-icer arrived in Jamestown last week.