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United Airlines marked its inaugural direct flight from Houston to Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston, N.D., Aug. 19, 2014 with a splash of water. Photo courtesy of Sloulin Field International Airport.

Williston gets first direct flight from Houston; airport working on expansion plans

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WILLISTON, N.D. – United Airlines’ inaugural direct flight from Houston touched down and taxied beneath a celebratory splash of water at Sloulin Field International Airport on Tuesday.

The 50-seat flight increases United’s flights in and out of Williston to five, a move that will help, but won’t ease, the crush of passengers, said airport manager Steven Kjergaard.

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