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Published June 10, 2010, 07:17 PM

GFK Adds More Flights

It is one of the biggest complaints about flying in an out of Grand Forks International Airport: there just aren't enough flights.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

It is one of the biggest complaints about flying in an out of Grand Forks International Airport: there just aren't enough flights.

That changed as of today as Delta has added more service to Grand Forks.

"We're constantly working on air service initiatives and ways to improve air service for our customers," GFK Executive Director Patrick Dame said.

That means travelers like Sandy Bacon are the perfect audience.

" I'm a Frequent traveler! Sixth time already this year!"

Bacon should be thrilled for the addition of more flights through Delta Airlines at the Grand Forks International Airport.

" We've been working with Delta for quite sometime to try and solidify additional flights to close a time gap we had in the early evening," said Dame.

The two additional flights mean a Delta flight every two hours, which will be a welcome new service.

" We've seen a definite increase in passenger enplanements for the last two years. Right now for the first quarter of 2010 we're up 20 percent."

According to Dame, 82,000 passengers boarded flights at the airport in 2007 and the number keeps growing. If this trend continues, GFK hopes to reach its goal of boarding 110,000 passengers this year. Also known as the Authority's 110 in 2010 initiative. Dame said the added flights will help because of more seats and better times to travel.

" We're constantly working to put in a new service like this to be able to accommodate our customers."

With the new addition, if you do the math you have seven Delta flights a day, times six days a week plus six more Delta flights on Saturdays equals one very happy customer.

Bacon said, " It give just one more reason to get out and see new places!"

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