June boardings at Grand Forks International Airport declined by 2.21 percent compared with June 2004, the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission announced.
Grand Forks, with 171 fewer passengers this June than last, was one of three state cities with a decline in boardings. Williston and Jamestown were the others. Grand Forks boardings still were the second most since June 1997, the year of the Grand Forks flood.
Fargo boardings increased during the same period by 910 people, or 3.96 percent.
In Devils Lake, boardings increased by 23 people, or 8.58 percent.
Overall, the state commission reported, commercial boardings in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot increased by 1,662 people, or 3.24 percent. Regional boardings in Devils Lake, Dickinson, Jamestown and Williston declined by 207 people, or 13.61 percent.