BOZEMAN — UPDATE: 2/16/2021, 4:35 PM -
American Airlines announced they will be offering a non-stop flight this summer from Bozeman to Phoenix, Arizona from June to August.
A nonstop flight can just seem like a matter of convenience, but the service can have great impacts on airports.
Having nonstop flights helps the international airport compete with other airports and encourages tourism.
“A direct flight what it really means is it makes it easier for people to choose to fly here, and for a lot of destinations in a lot of communities that are really large they’re used to nonstop service, so they won’t even choose a place that has connecting flights to get there,” said Brian Sprenger, the airport director.
This summer, the airport will offer 25 different nonstop flights to various locations throughout the country.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport confirmed that American Airlines will introduce daily non-stop seasonal service to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) for Summer 2021. The new Phoenix service will operate from June 3, 2021 through August 16, 2021.
“We are pleased to see American add their 7th nonstop destination from BZN. The new service to Phoenix, AZ will connect Southwest Montana to even more of the American Airlines network,” said Brian Sprenger, Airport Director.
American will operate flights to Phoenix using Canadair CRJ-900 aircraft. (Flight schedules subject to change)
|Departure Airport||Departure Time||Arrival Airport||Arrival Time||Frequency||Dates|
|Phoenix, AZ (PHX)||12:35 p.m.||Bozeman, MT (BZN)||4:01 p.m.||Daily||Jun. 3 – Aug. 6, 2021|
|Bozeman, MT (BZN)||4:35 p.m.||Phoenix, AZ, (PHX)||6:06 p.m.||Daily||Jun. 3 – Aug. 16, 2021|
The announcement follows the news that Allegiant Airlines will be offering new flights this summer.
Allegiant announced twice-weekly summer nonstop service between Bozeman (BZN) and San Diego, CA (SAN), Oakland, CA (OAK) and Austin, TX (AUS).