Named after the man who donated the land for the airport, Hector International (FAR) is located 3 miles (5km) northwest of the center of Fargo, North Dakota. It received a much-needed makeover in 2008, including an expansion of its passenger terminal as well as construction of a new gate, baggage claim and security checkpoint area.
A small and charming airport, Hector International features a basic, yet sufficient, array of amenities for its modest number of annual passengers. A customs service is available for international flights, however the airlines – Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta and United Express – offer only domestic flights.
Hector International is no Heathrow, but what it lacks in size and passenger traffic it makes up for in friendly and efficient customer service. In fact, staff are so accommodating that they’ll put a flight on hold if queues at security are slow.