Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
|Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
|IATA: BZN – ICAO: KBZN – FAA LID: BZN|
|Owner||Gallatin Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||4,473 ft / 1,363 m|
|Sources: FAA and airport web site|
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (IATA: BZN, ICAO: KBZN, FAA LID: BZN), also known as Gallatin Field, is a public use airport located seven nautical miles (8 mi, 13 km) northwest of the central business district of Bozeman, in Gallatin County, Montana, United States. It is owned the by Gallatin Airport Authority. The airport is situated in Belgrade, Montana and serves Bozeman, Big Sky, southwest Montana, Yellowstone National Park and Montana State University. It is the busiest airport in the state of Montana for passenger service.
This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service facility (more than 10,000 enplanements per year). As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 349,550 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 343,754 enplanements in 2009, and 364,521 in 2010.
In 2011, a new terminal expansion designed by Prugh & Lenon Architects was opened, adding three new gates and more retail concessions. The firm also designed previous expansions and renovations to the airport terminal made in 1995 and 1997
Most recently Gallatin Field was renamed Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, in an attempt to encourage travellers to use the airfield for access to Yellowstone National Park. International flights are permitted after the set-up of a new US Customs and Border Patrol facility that opened on July 1, 2012. The project was funded in cooperation with Signature Flight Support and the Yellowstone Club. On June 17, 2013 BZN surpassed Billings as the busiest airport in the state of Montana for passenger service with 879,221 passengers passing through the airport from June 2012 to May 2013.
Facilities and aircraft
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport covers an area of 2,481 acres (1,004 ha) at an elevation of 4,473 feet (1,363 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways: 12/30 is 8,994 by 150 feet (2,741 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface; 3/21 is 2,650 by 75 feet (808 x 23 m) with an asphalt surface; 11/29 is 3,197 by 80 feet (974 x 24 m) with a turf surface.
Air Traffic Control handled 73,749 aircraft operations in 2011, up 1.8% over 2010. General aviation accounts for 76% of Bozeman Yellowstone International's aircraft operations. Scheduled passenger and cargo airline service accounts for approximately 17% and corporate jet operations account for 7%.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|Alaska Airlines operated by Horizon Air||Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Portland (OR)
|Allegiant Air||Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa|
|Delta Air Lines||Minneapolis/St. Paul
|Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City|
|Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines||Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Los Angeles
|United Airlines||Seasonal: Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Newark|
|United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines||Denver, San Francisco
Seasonal: Los Angeles
|United Express operated by GoJet Airlines||Denver, Chicago-O'Hare|
|1||Denver, CO||133,000||Frontier, United|
|3||Salt Lake City, UT||75,000||Delta|
|6||Las Vegas, NV||15,000||Allegiant|
|9||San Francisco, CA||8,000||United|
- FAA Airport Master Record for BZN ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, official site
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- (PDF), effective December 12, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for BZN, effective December 12, 2013
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