Grand Forks Airport

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Airport Overview

Grand Forks International Airport is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of Grand Forks, in Grand Forks County, North Dakota.

The airport is operated by the Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority. It covers an area of 1,618 acres (655 ha).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • About 90% of all operations at Grand Forks International Airport are flights operated by the University of North Dakota's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences which is based on the field.
  • For 2017-2021, GFK is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.
  • In 2019, the airport served 117,925 passengers.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before a domestic flight departure, and 3 hours before an international departure.
  • To ensure a smooth check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in an appropriate manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
  • Before visiting the airport for a flight, please have a look at the GFK Airport Map.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped off outside the terminal.
  • For picking up passengers, if visitors have to wait, they can use the parking lot, which is free for the first 30 minutes.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, delays, and time to land, gate information, etc. for the Grand Forks Airport.
  • For departing flights: Departing flight status shows scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
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Airport Terminals

The passenger terminal at Grand Forks Airport designed by JLG Architects, is a two-story building. The first floor has an inline checked baggage screening system. On the second floor, The Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority has several offices, along with the TSA security checkpoint.

For more information, and to see the terminal location, please refer to the GFK Terminal Map.

Airlines Served

There are two airlines at Grand Forks International Airport - Delta Connection and Allegiant Air.

Airport Parking

Short-Term Parking

Short-term parking is available in two lots - Lot A and Lot B.


First 30 minutes: Free

Lot A - $10/day or $60/week

Lot B - $8/day or $48/week

Long-Term Parking

Lot A and Lot B can be used for long-term parking as well.


First 30 minutes: Free

Lot A - $10/day or $60/week

Lot B - $8/day or $48/week

Ground Transport

Passengers have many options for ground transportation after arriving at Grand Forks International airport. From public transport to rental cars to taxis, and more, they can choose according to their requirement and convenience.

Rental Cars

Budget, Avis, Hertz etc. are some of the well-known providers for car rental. Also, Most major car clubs offer AAA member discounts.


Taxis serving the Grand Forks are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Handicap accessible vehicles and private package delivery are available upon request.

Hotel Shuttles

Various local hotels provide airport van/limo service for their guests arriving at GFK.

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a wonderful time, Grand Forks Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:

  • Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.

Contact Information

Address: 2787 Airport Dr, Grand Forks, ND 58203, USA



Phone: (701) 795 6981

Grand Forks Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • The first airport in Grand Forks was located just southeast of where the intersection of Highway 2 and Interstate 29 is now.
  • A man named Norman Midboe is a very important part of the GFK Airport’s history.
  • In early 2005, findings from a study commissioned by the Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority were released
  • On July 2, 2009, the Byron L. Dorgan Terminal construction began, and it was opened for its first arrival on August 29, 2011.
  • On August 29, 2011, the Byron L. Dorgan Terminal received its first arrival and its first departure on August 30th, 2011.
  • On August 18, 2014, Grand Forks International Airport celebrated its 50th Anniversary.
  • On May 4, 2016, a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the Airport’s new fire station was held.

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Grand Forks Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is Grand Forks International Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code GFK.
You can fly to many cities from GFK Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
You may also contact the Airport Authority's Lost & Found office during normal business hours.

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