BOZEMAN, MT (January 8, 2020). Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
handled 1,573,860 passengers during 2019.
This is an increase of 231,570 passengers (17.3%) compared to 2018 and is
the tenth consecutive year of record-breaking passenger traffic. Annual passenger traffic has more than doubled
over the past 10 years and accounts for a third of all airline passengers traveling
to and from Montana.
During 2019, Allegiant added summer seasonal
non-stop service to Los Angeles (LAX).
United increased summer and winter seasonal service to Houston (IAH) from
weekends to daily and Delta expanded Seattle/Tacoma service from Saturdays summer
and winter to daily year-round on December 21st. In 2020, BZN will add its newest non-stop destination
when American begins summer Saturday service to Philadelphia. American will also add daily summer service
to Los Angeles and summer Saturday service to New York’s LaGuardia airport. In
May, Alaska Airlines will up-gauge two of their four daily non-stops to
Seattle/Tacoma with mainline A319/A320 aircraft. In June, Sun Country Airlines will become BZN’s
eighth airline brand when they begin summer seasonal non-stop service to
Minneapolis/St. Paul. On July 6th,
Delta will increase Atlanta non-stop service to daily year-round making BZN the
smallest market in the western U.S. with daily year-round service to the world’s
largest hub airport.
The Air Traffic Control Tower handled an
all-time record 97,867 aircraft operations during the year, up 8.1%. Business aviation operations increased 35.0%
to 11,868. General aviation accounts for
68% of aircraft operations, scheduled passenger and cargo airline service accounts
for approximately 20% with business aviation accounting for the remaining 12%.
There were 126 general aviation international arrivals handled at the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Office at BZN during the year.
BZN was also busy with several construction
projects in 2019. During the year, BZN opened
a new 1,100 stall multi-use parking garage and began construction of a
four-gate terminal concourse expansion. In
addition, nineteen new private hangars were under construction at the airport and
Central Valley Fire District opened their new fire station on leased airport
land. BZN is the eighth busiest airport
in the 7-state Northwest Region of the country (region including Colorado,
Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and the 107th busiest
airport in the nation in terms of passengers.
Passenger totals in and out by airline brand in
Air Lines – 545,668
Airlines – 538,984
Airlines – 186,386
Airlines – 149,753
Air – 73,187
Airlines – 57,849
Airline Flights – 6,618
About Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
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 and Bridger Bowl as well as the business centers of
Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky 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 eight
airline brands (Sun Country begins service 6/3/20) with coast to coast non-stop
service including Atlanta
(Year-round beginning 7/5/20), Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit*, Houston*,
Las Vegas, Long Beach*, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark*, New York
LaGuardia*, Philadelphia*, Phoenix-Mesa, Portland, Salt Lake City, San
Francisco, and Seattle/Tacoma. Over
1,000 people are employed by the 37 entities with offices at the airport. * Denotes seasonal service