Hoeven Hosts Meeting Between Fargo Leaders, FAA to Advance Hector International Terminal Expansion

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven this week hosted a meeting between Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Administrator Shannetta Griffin and members of the Fargo Airport Authority to advance progress on the Hector International Terminal Expansion project. The project is estimated to cost $155 million and includes expanding the current terminal building to nine gates, an apron expansion and a new parking garage with an elevated walkway. Hoeven is working to secure more than $80 million in federal funding for the project, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2024.

“The Fargo-Moorhead region is rapidly growing, both in terms of population and in economic activity. This growth means greater demand for air service and the need for updates and added facilities at Hector International to ensure safe and efficient travel for the region’s residents,” said Hoeven. “We organized this meeting between FAA Airport Administrator Griffin and members of the Fargo Airport Authority to advance the terminal expansion project at Hector International.”

The meeting was attended by Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, Fargo Airport Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission Executive Director Kyle Wanner, Airport Authority Board Chair John Cosgriff, Airport Authority Board Member Rick Berg, Tom Schauer and Jeff Klein of Mead & Hunt, and representatives from the offices of Senator Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong.