Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

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Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport logo.png
Airport type Public
Owner Gallatin Airport Authority
Serves Bozeman, Montana
Location Belgrade, Montana
Time zone Mountain (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) (UTC−6)
Elevation AMSL 4,473 ft / 1,363 m
Coordinates 45°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
BZN is located in Montana
Location in Montana
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 8,994 2,741 Asphalt
3/21 2,650 808 Asphalt
11/29 3,197 974 Turf
Statistics (2014)
Aircraft operations 80,722
Based aircraft 280
Passengers 966,964
Sources: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]
Former airport logo

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (IATA: BZNICAO: KBZNFAA LID: BZN) (Gallatin Field) is eight miles (13 km) northwest of Bozeman, in Gallatin County, Montana. Owned the by Gallatin Airport Authority,[1] the airport is in Belgrade and has recently become the busiest airport in Montana for passenger service.[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).[3] Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 442,788 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2013,[4] 434,038 in 2012 and 397,870 in 2011.[5]


In 2011 a terminal expansion designed by Prugh & Lenon Architects opened, adding three gates and more retail concessions.[6] The firm designed expansions and renovations made in 1995 and 1997.[7]

Gallatin Field was renamed Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in late 2011 to associate it with Yellowstone National Park.[8] International flights have been allowed since 2012, after a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol 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.[6]


Interior of the terminal
On the tarmac, Bridger Mountains in 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]

Air traffic control handled 73,749 aircraft operations in 2011, up 1.8% over 2010. General aviation accounts for 76% of operations. Scheduled airlines account for 17% and corporate jets for 7%.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines operated by Horizon Air Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Portland (OR)
Alaska Airlines operated by SkyWest Airlines Seasonal: Portland (OR)
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Atlanta, New York-LaGuardia
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City Seattle/Tacoma [9]
Seasonal: Los Angeles,[10]
Frontier Airlines Denver
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Newark
United Express Denver, San Francisco
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles

Top destinations[edit]

Top ten busiest domestic routes out of BZN
(Jun 2014 - May 2015)[11]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Denver, CO 132,000 Frontier, United
2 Minneapolis/St Paul, MN 95,000 Delta
3 Salt Lake City, UT 80,000 Delta
4 Seattle, WA 65,000 Alaska
5 Chicago, IL 41,000 United
6 Atlanta, GA 18,000 Delta
7 Las Vegas, NV 15,000 Allegiant
8 Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 14,000 Allegiant
9 Los Angeles, CA 10,000 Delta, United
10 San Francisco, CA 8,000 United

Regular Commercial Traffic[edit]


Cargo carriers[edit]

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