WILLISTON, N.D. – Daily Delta flights from Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) to Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP) are scheduled to begin Saturday, June 5, 2021.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Delta Air Lines which will bring additional air service to XWA as the nation continues to recover from the pandemic,” emphasized Anthony Dudas, Airport Director. “Delta’s return of daily service to Minneapolis will greatly benefit our region’s leisure and business travelers. With stringent cleaning and safety measures in place, we look forward to welcoming additional travelers to the Williston Basin.”
In response to the global pandemic and a sharp decline in air travel, Delta suspended air service out of XWA on July 7, 2020.
These new flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, will once again provide Williston travelers with expanded travel options. Tickets are available now at delta.com.
“Whether heading to Minneapolis or beyond, these flights will provide travelers greater access and options for all their travel plans,” said Greg Atkin, SkyWest’s Managing Director of Market Development. “Passengers can also fly with confidence thanks to the multiple safety measures that are in place, including enhanced cleaning, mandatory face coverings, and customer self-assessments with check-in.”
Each Delta flight will be onboard the 50-passenger CRJ200 regional aircraft with flights timed to provide maximum connection opportunities for both business and leisure travelers. From Minneapolis, passengers flying Delta have 280 daily flight options to 100 destinations, including international locations.
Passengers can also look forward to more than 100 layers of protection offered through the Delta CareStandard, including regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces.
Customers flying from Williston can also accrue frequent flier miles through Delta’s SkyMiles program.
“I’m excited for the City of Williston’s opportunity to partner with SkyWest to bring Delta service back to our community,” explained Chris Brostuen, Airport Commissioner. “As air travel recovers from the impacts of COVID, having a local Delta service connection to Minneapolis and beyond is a huge quality of life and economic benefit to the air travelers of the Williston region.”
“Prior to the pandemic, Williston and our neighbors had shown strong support for Delta services and its departure last summer was a disappointment,” added Brostuen. “While it may be trivial to some, having both United and Delta serving our community means a lot to me and many, many others.”
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The Williston Basin International Airport is located at 14127 Jensen Lane, Williston, ND 58801.