Airport Authority and FedEx Sign New 10-Year Lease Agreement


Grand Forks International Airport Authority inks long-term agreement with FedEx to secure the region’s access to domestic and international markets.


The Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority is pleased to announce that they have signed a 10-year lease agreement with Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) for their North Dakota sort facility.

FedEx flies two Boeing 757’s daily into Grand Forks and sorts cargo into several smaller aircraft and trucks for distribution across the state of North Dakota. The Airport Authority has had a long standing relationship with FedEx dating back to 1984.

As part of the agreement, the Airport Authority has agreed to a 3,000 square foot addition and an $800,000 upgrade to the existing sort facility which was originally constructed in 1991.

Airport Authority Executive Director Patrick Dame says, “The Grand Forks International Airport enhances the community by connecting passengers and commerce to markets beyond the region. The long-term agreement with FedEx helps secure the region’s access to domestic and international markets. We are extremely pleased to have the agreement in place and grateful to FedEx for their work with the Authority in this process.”

Construction of the addition to the sort facility will begin in early July and is expected to be completed in late September or early October of this year.