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Bozeman Yellowstone Int'l Sets 8th Consecutive Passenger Record in 2017 with Nearly 1.2 Million Passengers Traveling Through Montana's Busiest Airport

BOZEMAN, MT (January 10, 2018).  Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) handled 1,199,537 passengers during 2017.  This is up 8.3% compared to 2016 and is the eighth consecutive year of record breaking passenger traffic at BZN.  Annual passenger traffic at BZN has increased by more than 500,000 passengers since 2010 and BZN now accounts for 30% of all airline passengers traveling to and from Montana.  

During 2017, the three fastest growing markets from BZN...
Baggage claim area in December 2017

Agenda for Jan 11, 2018 Board Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for the Board Meeting to be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:00pm.

Agenda for December 14, 2017 Board Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for the Board Meeting to be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm.

Gallatin Airport Authority Organizes Operations Department for Continued Airport Growth

BZN will handle nearly 70% more passengers in 2017 than in 2010, growing from 720,000 passengers to 1,200,000 passengers in just seven years.  The significant growth over this period as well as expected growth in the coming years created an opportunity to reorganize our Operations Department to better serve the needs of the Airport, its passengers and tenants.  

Financial Audit Complete for Fiscal Year 2017

Gallatin Airport Authority’s financial audit for the year ended June 30, 2017 was completed this month by the independent audit firm Holmes & Turner, PC. A clean (unmodified) opinion was issued once again by the auditors, and no findings were noted. You can find a copy of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in the ‘Financial Documents’ section of our website or by following this link.

Envoy Awarded American Airlines’ Ground Handling at BZN

American recently awarded Envoy the ground handling contract for Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). Envoy is scheduled to transition BZN from American’s current third-party handler on Dec. 14.

“American continues to trust Envoy with more and more ground handling contracts at stations across the regional network,” said John Jaynes, Envoy Senior Vice President. “We’re winning this additional business by providing American with reliable, high-performing, safe and cost-effective operations. That’s not just great for Envoy;...

Multi-Use Parking Garage Contract Awarded

The Gallatin Airport Authority has awarded a $28.6 million dollar contract to Sletten Construction for construction of the four level, 1,100 stall fully covered Multi-Use Parking Garage of which 90% will be occupied by the seven car rental brands operating in the terminal with the remaining 10% for premium pay parking. Construction is expected to begin in late December with a projected completion date of June 1, 2019.
Multi-Use Parking Garage rendering

BZN Celebrates 75 Years

In 1940, aviation had started to become a staple in communities.  In Montana, airline service had been in the state for over a decade with cities like Miles City, Butte, Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Helena, Lewistown and West Yellowstone all having airline service in 1940.  Meanwhile the residents of the Gallatin Valley watched as these airliners flew over the Valley between Butte and Helena.  That needed to change.

On October 23, 1940, Bozeman City Manager...
Scrapbooks tell the story of BZN.

Agenda for November 9, 2017 Board Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for the Board Meeting to be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00pm.

Paved Runway 11-29 Opening

In November 2017, our airport will celebrate its 75th anniversary with 45 years of this managed by the Gallatin Airport Authority Board.  The very first Gallatin Airport Authority Board consisted of individuals, John Buttleman, Gardner Waite, Howard Nelson, William Merrick and Zales Ecton with Airport Manager, Frank Wolcott.  These five forward thinking individuals were responsible for the very first Airport Master Plan utilizing the talents of TAP Incorporated and Morrison Maierle for what...
Close up of new paved runway 11-29