Press Release

BZN reports record breaking summer!

October 13, 2016

BOZEMAN, MT (October 13, 2016). Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport handled 545,909 passengers between May 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016, up 10.4% over the previous record of 494,545. Year to date, the airport is up 8.9% and is on track to handle nearly 1.1 million passengers for the calendar year. “The addition of American Airlines’ new service to Dallas/Ft. Worth and expanded service by Alaska, Delta and United all contributed to the record breaking summer. Demand factors included growth in Yellowstone Park visitation and the exceptionally strong growth in the local economy.” said Brian Sprenger, Airport Director. Monthly passenger growth and airline market share were as follows:

Monthly Growth: 
May – 20.9% 
June – 6.5% 
July – 10.3% 
August – 4.8% 
September – 14.5%

Airline Market Share for May-Sep 2016: 
Delta – 39.6% 
United – 35.2% 
Alaska – 14.6% 
Allegiant – 4.1% 
Frontier – 3.2%
American – 3.0% 
Charter – .3% 


About Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport:
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is Montana’s busiest airport and 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 and the Gallatin College. BZN handles more passengers than any other Montana airport and is served by six airline brands with coast to coast non-stop service including Atlanta*, Chicago*, Dallas/Ft. Worth*, Denver, Houston*, Las Vegas, Los Angeles*, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark*, New York LaGuardia*, Phoenix-Mesa, Portland*, Salt Lake City, San Francisco*, and Seattle/Tacoma. Over 700 people are employed by the 28 entities with offices at the airport.
* Denotes seasonal service

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About the Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is owned and operated by the Gallatin Airport Authority. Established in 1972, the function of the Gallatin Airport Authority is to plan for, provide, operate and safely maintain an aviation facility adequate to the needs of the flying public in the Yellowstone region and to keep it self-sustaining.

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