Unted expands summer 2014 New York Service
December 2, 2013
BOZEMAN, MT (December 2, 2013). Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) today announced a fifty-three percent increase in non-stop flights to New York/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) for the summer season 2014 compared to summer 2013. Located just 14 miles from Manhattan, EWR serves the entire New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. The flights will be operated by United Airlines.
United will operate the service using Airbus A319/A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration. Flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays from June 21, 2014 through August 30, 2014. In addition, United will also operate flights on Wednesdays from July 2, 2014 – August 13, 2014. Flights are scheduled to depart EWR at 9:16 a.m. and arrive BZN at 12:00 p.m. The return flights are scheduled to depart BZN at 2:05 p.m. and arrive EWR at 8:07 p.m.
The additional Wednesday flights are made possible by the cooperation and contribution of 17 entities through the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce, Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin and the Yellowstone Club in conjunction with a Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Grant (SCASDG). The Saturday and Sunday flights are now self-sustaining and no longer require community or SCASDG commitments.
United also operates year-round service between BZN and Denver, with seasonal service to Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
About Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) serves as a year-round gateway to Yellowstone National Park. BZN also serves the recreation areas of Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin and the Bridger Bowl Ski Area as well as the business centers of Bozeman, Belgrade and Livingston and higher education at Montana State University. For the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2013, 877,246 passengers passed through the BZN terminal making BZN Montana’s busiest passenger airport. For more information about Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport visit bozemanairport.com or follow Bozeman Airport on Twitter.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom, economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on more than 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United continues to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company will have launched 14 new international and 19 new domestic routes, including the addition of seven new cities to its network, by the end of 2013. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United’s MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. Air Transport World named United as the Eco-Aviation Airline of the Year Gold Winner in 2013. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 28 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
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