Southwest Airlines heads to Bozeman
One-way fares as low as $39 for Denver and Las Vegas
Local residents may be saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” a little more frequently. Starting May 27, Southwest Airlines will bring nonstop flights between Bozeman and both Denver and Las Vegas “and include same-plane or connecting service to and from more than 50 other Southwest cities,” according to a press release. One-way fares are as low as $39.
“We are adding another destination in the West, our first in Montana,” Andrew Watterson, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer said. “Our arrival… with daily service also ushers a new flexibility and everyday affordability for local travelers flying Southwest for fun, family or work.”
Partnered with the announcement of expansion of service into Montana, the airline also announced expansion to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida. Southwest has expanded service to over a dozen other locations since 2020.
“We are pleased to play a role in the Bozeman Airport partnering with Southwest Airlines to increase options and decrease costs for passengers," said Frank Acito, Chief Financial Officer of the Yellowstone Club and a member of the #flyBZN Air Service Committee, congratulating Bozeman Airport for its success and service to Southwest Montana.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Director Brian Sprenger noted with his release of January statistics that the airport is seeing continued improvement on passenger levels through February “and currently expect the month to exceed 65% of last year’s record levels.”
“March 2021 is currently expected to be approximately 110% to 120% of COVID impacted March 2020 and estimated to be 70%-80% of March 2019. We continue to monitor developments due to COVID-19 and caution that forward projections are as of current information,” he wrote.
The airport also saw its seventh consecutive month of record business jet landings.