Bozeman Airport Opens Its New Concourse
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport opened its new concourse with little fanfare and few passengers. It's been ten years since the terminal expansion was approved, and at that time, around 700,000 passengers made their way through the Bozeman Airport. Last year in 2019, 1,573,860 passengers flew in and out of Bozeman. That was an increase of over 230,000 passengers from 2018. Airport traffic had dipped due to COVID-19, hopefully, traffic will hopefully return to it's record-setting pace once we're through the current pandemic
The new concourse is approximately 70,000 square feet. It has four additional gates, a passenger restaurant called Ross Peak, and retail space, a service dog relief area, a mother's room, additional charging stations, along with passenger boarding bridges. The construction expected to create over 500 jobs to build it. The cost is believed to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $27 million.
After the project was approved a decade ago, Gallatin Airport Authority Board Chairman, Carl Lehrkind, IV stated, “The latest expansion will continue to support the already amazing growth we have seen in passenger numbers and better accommodate the flying public that we serve. This expansion, much like the previous ones, will maintain the style and décor of previous expansions welcoming friends, family, and visitors to our amazing community.”
The new concourse will handle United Airlines (gates B3 and B4), Alaska Airlines (gate B5), and American Airlines (gate B1). Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is currently the busiest airport in the state handling over 1.5 million passengers a year.