Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (IATA: BZN, ICAO: KBZN, FAA LID: BZN) (Gallatin Field) is located in Belgrade eight miles (13 km) northwest of Bozeman, in Gallatin County, Montana. Owned by the Gallatin Airport Authority,[1] the airport became the busiest airport in Montana in 2013.[3]

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGallatin Airport Authority
ServesBozeman, Montana
LocationBelgrade, Montana
Time zoneMountain (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST)(UTC−6)
Elevation AMSL4,473 ft / 1,363 m
Coordinates45°46′37″N 111°09′07″W / 45.777°N 111.152°W / 45.777; -111.152Coordinates: 45°46′37″N 111°09′07″W / 45.777°N 111.152°W / 45.777; -111.152
WebsiteBozemanAirport.com
Maps
FAA Airport Diagram
FAA Airport Diagram
BZN is located in Montana
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Location of airport in Montana / United States
BZN is located in the United States
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BZN (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 8,994 2,741 Asphalt
3/21 2,650 808 Asphalt
11/29 3,197 974 Grass
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft operations97,867
Based aircraft359
Passengers1,573,860
Sources: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service facility (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[4] Federal Aviation Administration records show that the airport had 442,788 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2013,[5] 434,038 in 2012 and 397,870 in 2011.[6]

HistoryEdit

In 2011 a terminal expansion designed by Prugh & Lenon Architects opened, adding three gates and more retail concessions.[7] The firm designed expansions and renovations made in 1995 and 1997.[8]

Gallatin Field was renamed Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in late 2011 to associate it with Yellowstone National Park.[9] International flights have been allowed since 2012, after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility opened on July 1. The project was funded in cooperation with Signature Flight Support and the Yellowstone Club. In 2013, BZN surpassed Billings as the busiest airport in Montana for passenger service with 879,221 passengers from June 2012 to May 2013.[7]

FacilitiesEdit

 
Interior of the terminal
 
A Delta Connection CRJ700 on the tarmac, with the Bridger Mountains in the background.

The airport covers 2,481 acres (10.04 km2) at an elevation of 4,473 feet (1,363 m) above sea level. It has three runways: 12/30 is 8,994 by 150 feet (2,741 by 46 m) asphalt; 3/21 is 2,650 by 75 feet (808 by 23 m) asphalt; 11/29 is 3,197 by 80 feet (974 by 24 m) turf.[1]

In 2017 the airport had 76,223 aircraft operations, an average of 209 per day. General aviation accounted for 73% of operations. Air carrier operations accounted for 15%, air taxi operations accounted for 12% and military operations accounted for <1%. At that time, there were 359 aircraft based at BZN, 260 single engine, 24 multi engine, 41 jets, 23 helicopters and 11 gliders.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Alaska Airlines Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
Seasonal: Los Angeles, Nashville (begins May 21, 2020)[10]
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
Seasonal: Chicago-O’Hare, New York–LaGuardia (begins June 6, 2020), Philadelphia (begins June 6, 2020)[11]
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Los Angeles
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit (ends March 28, 2020), Los Angeles, New York–LaGuardia
Delta Connection Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Los Angeles
Frontier Airlines Denver
JetBlue Airways Seasonal: Boston (resumes June 13, 2020),[12] Long Beach, New York–JFK (begins June 11, 2020)[13]
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul (begins June 3, 2020)[14]
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
Seasonal: Newark, San Francisco
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco
Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental

CargoEdit

StatisticsEdit

Top destinationsEdit

Busiest domestic routes from BZN
(August 2018- July 2019)
[17]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Denver, Colorado 146,100 Frontier, United
2 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 118,620 Delta
3 Salt Lake City, Utah 113,320 Delta
4 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 83,980 American, United
5 Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 67,460 Alaska, Delta
6 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 52,730 American
7 Los Angeles, California 29,730 Allegiant, American, Delta, United
8 San Francisco, California 26,170 United
9 Portland, Oregon 24,580 Alaska
10 New York-Newark, New Jersey 19,980 United

Airline market shareEdit

Largest airlines at BZN (2019)[18]
Rank Airline Passengers
1 Delta Air Lines 545,668 (+14.99%)
2 United Airlines 538,984 (+11.68%)
3 Alaska Airlines 186,386 (+6.18%)
4 American Airlines 149,753 (+33.00%)
5 Allegiant Air 73,187
6 Frontier Airlines 57,849
7 JetBlue Airways 15,415

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BZN (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, official site
  3. ^ Hausen, Jodi (June 18, 2013). "Bozeman airport busiest in state". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2013" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. June 20, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF, 1.0 MB) on 2014-08-16.
  6. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2012" (PDF, 189 KB). Federal Aviation Administration. 2013-10-30.
  7. ^ a b "Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport BZN - Yellowstone Flights". www.bozemanairport.com.
  8. ^ http://www.pterminal[permanent dead link] rughlenon.com/frame.html
  9. ^ Bacaj, Jason (December 9, 2011). "Gallatin Airport Authority approves airport name change". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Allegiant Announces Largest Service Expansion In Company History With 3 New Cities And 44 Nonstop Routes". Allegiant Airlines.
  11. ^ https://bozemanairport.com/article-363
  12. ^ http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2020/01-16-2020-191853268
  13. ^ http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2020/01-16-2020-191853268
  14. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/11/05/sun-country-airlines-12-new-seasonal-routes-baltimore-cleveland-portland-maine/4164365002/
  15. ^ "FedEx Caravans". Jetcareers.
  16. ^ http://www.alpine-air.com/routes/[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "OST_R | BTS | Transtats". Transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  18. ^ https://bozemanairport.com/blog/article-378

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