Located three miles (5km) northwest of Fargo, Hector International Airport is the primary airport for North Dakota and northern Minnesota. A small airport, the most of the flights to Hector International Airport are short trips to nearby Minneapolis, however there are limited flights to Las Vegas, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Orlando and Los Angeles.
The airport's facilities are basic, however there are customs facilities for international flights (though none are currently operating) and there are one gift shop and one restaurant in the terminal. Hector International Airport is loaded with small-town charm however, and the friendly staff members have even been known to hold a flight if the queues at security are slow.
Hector International Airport has the macabre distinction of being the intended destination of the flight that Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper were on when it crashed coming from Clearwater, Iowa in 1959.
The airport is three miles (5km) northwest of Fargo.
Getting to the city
There is no public transport from the airport into Fargo, however many local hotels will arrange transfers by advance request. Intercity bus service is provided from downtown Fargo by Jefferson Bus Lines and Amtrak.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car rental companies at Hector Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, and National.
Approved taxi companies operating from the airport include Doyle's Yellow Checker Cab and Lucky 7 Taxi. It is advisable to call ahead in order to have a taxi waiting by the curb.
Terminal facilities are basic, but include a gift shop, a snack bar and cafe, a game room and business centres with free wifi.
Short-term parking is charged at $1 for 30 minutes, up to $18 per day. Long-term rates are similar with a daily limit of $8 and a weekly rate of $48.
Flights to Hector International Airport are available from Delta, United Express, American Eagle and Allegiant Air.
Free wifi is available in business centres located throughout the terminal.
There are three business centres equipped with workstations offering wifi and LAN internet connections.
Fargo Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.