BOZEMAN, MT (October 26, 2023) The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is pleased to announce the grand opening of the BZN Market and In-line Baggage Handling System upgrade. Open just in time for the holiday season, we are excited to offer passengers an elevated travel experience in the terminal and behind-the-scenes.
The new BZN Market, located in the B Concourse between gates B2 and B3, was designed to enhance passenger experience. The BZN Market offers convenient self-serve concessions, retail stations, and seating with panoramic views of the Bridger Mountain Range. Grab-and-go or stay awhile, the BZN Market serves any traveler's need.
The market is a blend of BZN's historic lodge-like character and contemporary design. This area offers open concept seating, for roughly 70 people, and is not restricted for dining use. The BZN Market will have pre-packaged warm and fresh to-go food options, a coffee bar, and retail. The BZN Market provides passengers space to work, dine, and socialize outside of gate areas.
The BZN Market's atmosphere will feel similar since it is under direct management and operation of Sharbert Enterprises. Sharbert currently operates BZN's concessions including, Copper Horse and Ross Peak Grill, the Bistro, and Montana Gift Corral stores. Sharbert Enterprises has been serving passengers at BZN for over 20 years and we are pleased to see their presence grow in the terminal.
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Behind-the-scenes, BZN has installed a $23-million engineering marvel complete with state-of-the-art Baggage Screening and Explosive Detection technology. This In-line Baggage Handling System upgrade has significantly transformed baggage operations at BZN.
This upgrade is sophisticated and complex awarding it the most electronically advanced system upgrade in BZN history. We are operating a system comparable to Denver International Airport and Salt Lake City Airport but on a much smaller scale. Daily functions and operation of the baggage system are overseen by a specialized maintenance team under the Gallatin Airport Authority.
BZN's baggage handling area is now made up of over 3,300 linear feet of interconnected conveyor belts that systematically control baggage from the ticket counters through TSA screening and delivers them to each individual airline for loading onto baggage carts. On average, BZN handles roughly four thousand bags per day with peak travel periods seeing up to ten thousand departing bags. This system is designed to transport oversized items such as skis and golf clubs in the same process as regular baggage. This capability simplifies the process for both passengers and BZN's airline partners.