Captain Elliott Monson, a Williston native, is flying the first Delta Connection flight into the new Williston Basin International Airport on Oct. 10.

When the Williston Basin International Airport opens on Oct. 10, one of the first flights to land will have a hometown connection in the form of Elliott Monson, a pilot and Williston native working for Delta Connection.

The airport is scheduled to begin operations on Thursday, Oct. 10, with the first flight coming from Denver on United Airlines some time in the morning. About an hour later, Monson will be landing the first Delta flight at XWA. Monson is captain of the first Delta Connection flight coming in to XWA.

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