ND airline boardings up about 20 percent

BKSMARCK, N.D. -- Officials say airline boardings at North Dakota's commercial airports are up nearly 20 percent from last year.

North Dakota Aeronautics Director Larry Taborsky says year-to-date passenger numbers show five of the eight commercial service airports in the state are continuing on a record-breaking pace.

Taborsky says Bismarck boarded 19,525 passengers last month for its best September ever.

He says Minot also had its best September with a record 19,021 passenger boardings.