Bert Mooney Airport

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Bert Mooney Airport
Bert Mooney Airport logo.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Bert Mooney Airport Authority
Serves Butte, Montana
Elevation AMSL 5,550 ft / 1,692 m
Coordinates 45°57′17″N 112°29′51″W / 45.95472°N 112.49750°W / 45.95472; -112.49750Coordinates: 45°57′17″N 112°29′51″W / 45.95472°N 112.49750°W / 45.95472; -112.49750
BTM is located in Montana
Location in Montana
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 9,001 2,744 Asphalt
11/29 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 23,934
Based aircraft 36

Bert Mooney Airport (IATA: BTMICAO: KBTMFAA LID: BTM) is a public airport three miles southeast of Butte, in Silver Bow County, Montana. It is owned by the Bert Mooney Airport Authority.[1]

The airport name was changed in 1972 to honor Bert Mooney, an aviator from Butte who was the first to fly mail into Yellowstone National Park in 1935. Prior to this the airport was Butte Municipal Airport (from its opening in 1926) and Silver Bow County Airport from 1960-1972.

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).[2] Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 30,431 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 25,178 in 2009 and 25,433 in 2010.[4]


Bert Mooney Airport covers 890 acres (360 ha) at an elevation of 5,550 feet (1,692 m). It has two asphalt runways: 15/33 is 9,001 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m) and 11/29 is 5,100 by 75 feet.[1]

In 2011 the airport had 23,934 aircraft operations, average 65 per day: 86% general aviation, 8% air taxi, 3% commercial service and 3% military. 36 aircraft were then based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 25% multi-engine, and 8% helicopter.[1]

Airline and destination[edit]

Scheduled passenger flights:

Airlines Destinations
Delta Connection Salt Lake City


On November 7, 1950 a Northwest Airline plane carrying 22 people crashed into the East Ridge of Butte during a blizzard. Source Helena Independent Record 11-8-50.

On March 22, 2009 a Pilatus PC-12 flying in from Oroville, California crashed in Holy Cross Cemetery 500 feet from the airport, killing all 14 people on board.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BTM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ Plane crash kills 3 families with young children on way to vacation

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