Montana Airports

What are the Major Airports in Montana?

The following Montana airports are considered major, for their size, passenger traffic, hub capacity, and the number of destinations:

  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). With an annual turnover of 1,573,000 passengers (in 2019), BZN is connected with 31 airports in 19 states.
  • Billings Logan International Airport (BIL). In 2019, the airport served 928,000 passengers. The airport currently serves year-round and seasonal flights to 17 U.S. and in-state destinations.
  • Missoula International Airport (MSO). 907,000 travelers flew to and from the airport in 2019. At the moment, the airport is connected to 6 destinations in 5 states.
  • Glacier Park International Airport (FCA). The airport served a record 365,00 passengers in 2019. Presently, you can fly to seven different airports in seven US states.
  • Great Falls International Airport (GTF). With the yearly passenger stats reaching 356,000 passengers in 2019, GTF is a gate to and from six airports in six states.
  • Helena Regional Airport (HLN). The airport currently serves flights to and from three airports in three states, with 238,000 passengers in 2019.
  • Bert Mooney Airport (BTM). In 2020, 18,000 passengers took the flights to or from Salt Lake City—a single destination from BTM

How many airports are there in Montana?

There are 123 airports in Montana, out of which six airports are international. Currently, all state airports serve domestic connections. The flights are scheduled on a year-round and seasonal basis. In 2019, over 4 million passengers passed through Montana’s major and regional airports.

Airlines

There are eight airlines offering flights to and from the MT-based airports, three of which are major corporations and five of which are regional.

Major

There are three airlines with the highest passenger traffic connecting major airports in Montana with other states:

  • American Airlines. Perform flights to and from Denver.
  • Delta Air Lines. Connect airports of MA with Salt Lake City.
  • United Airlines. Perform flights to and from Phoenix.

Regional

Regional flights to and from airports in MT are served by the following airlines:

  • Delta Air Lines (as Northwest Airlines)
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Avelo Airlines
  • Cape Air (mostly in-state flights)

Regional airlines are present both in big (BZN) and small (SDY) Montana airports. They frequently provide convenient flights away from major hubs. For example, you can get from Phoenix to BZN airport with Allegiant Airlines, or have a quick flight from Sidney-Richland Municipal airport to Billings Logan with Cape Air. The latter uses the BIL airport as a hub for flights to and from five Montana cities.

Aircraft Rental

As Montana is well known for its picturesque landscapes, aircraft rental services are highly popular in the airports in Montana. The service is offered by private aircraft owners. The services include panoramic flights as a passenger and as a pilot (if you have a pilot license). Some of the airports rendering this service are Kalispell city airport, Ennis-Big Sky (EKS), and Hamilton (6S5) airports.