Booming. Surging. Growing. Like oil production in the Bakken formation, that’s what is happening to communities in the northwest corner of North Dakota. In fact, a brand new $275 million airport, Williston Basin International (XWA), opened in October to keep up with the unprecedented economic expansion. 

The city’s new airport, XWA, replaces its previous airport, Sloulin Field International (ISN), and is roughly twice its size.