Sep 16, 2013 7:44 PM by John Sherer - MTN News
Bozeman will have a daily nonstop flight to Atlanta beginning next summer.
The CEO of Delta Air Lines, Richard Anderson, told those gathered at the Economic Summit in Butte that flights to Bozeman have done so well that the company is expanding service.
He noted that air passenger travel in Montana expands almost in lockstep with growth in the state's economy.
"So in the summer of 2014, based on how well that market has done, Atlanta-Bozeman will fly daily instead of just a few times a week. That's a great, great step," Anderson said.
Anderson said Delta is also considering adding a nonstop flight from Bozeman to JFK in New York.
Business has been good for Delta and prospects look even better.
"This past summer we flew Atlanta-Missoula nonstop, we are very pleased with how that did," Anderson said. "We flew Atlanta-Kalispell nonstop during the summer, and then next summer we will be adding Atlanta-Billings with a nonstop flight."
The new Billings flight is expected to fly on Saturdays.