New Direct Flight Between Bozeman and New York10/25/11
BIG SKY, Mont. — Big Sky Resort is excited to announce that The Gallatin Field airport has received a $950,000 federal grant to establish new direct flights between Bozeman and New York. The grant, in addition to a $688,750 contribution from Big Sky Resort and other community partners in both Big Sky and Bozeman, will likely support at least twice-weekly service to New York as early as June 2012.
“Big Sky Resort is committed to delivering a great all-around vacation experience, and that starts with getting here,” said Meg O’Leary, Big Sky Resort’s Sales and Marketing Director. “Big Sky will now be that much more easily accessible to our east coast guests, and we believe this will enhance their overall Montana experience.”
The Small Community Air Service Development Program grant and supplemental community-generated money will be used to provide a revenue guarantee for the selected airline. While negotiations with airlines are still in progress, Big Sky is working towards choosing the airline that will benefit the area most.
“We’ve had great success with new direct flights in the past, and this flight will be just as valuable to our community and travelers.” said O’Leary. As Gallatin Fields largest unserved origin-and-destination market, New York is an important direct flight location for opening both national and international markets.
Gallatin Field Airport currently provides direct flight service to the major hubs of Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Seattle as well as other airports such as Phoenix, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. The airport also recently gained a new addition, making it the largest airport in Montana.
“Our new, larger airport means greater flight capacity, and we’re so excited to add new cities to our roster,” said O’Leary. “In the end, it’s all about less time in the air, more time on the slopes.”