BOZEMAN – After a successful start for the initial summer nonstop flight from New York/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), the non-stop flights will continue during winter 2012/13. The seasonal winter flights will be operated by United Airlines.
Located 14 miles from Manhattan, the New York/Newark Liberty International Airport serves the entire New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.
Flights will operate once weekly this winter on Saturdays from Dec. 22, 2012 through March 30, 2013, departing EWR at 8:25 a.m. and arriving BZN at 11:23 a.m. The return flights are scheduled to depart BZN at 12:05 p.m. and arrive EWR at 6:10 p.m. United plans to operate the flights using Airbus A319 aircraft with a configuration of 8 first class and 112 coach class seats.
“New York is one of our biggest winter markets, so we’re excited to continue to offer this flight through the ‘12/‘13 ski season,” said Meg O’Leary, Big Sky Resort’s director of sales and marketing. O’Leary was a leader in bringing the flight to Bozeman.
Both seasonal nonstops are supported by contributions from Big Sky Resort and other business partners in both Big Sky and Bozeman in conjunction with a Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Grant.
The newly renamed and expanded Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport recorded an all-time passenger boarding record with 397,822 passengers boarding airline flights in 2011. This represents an 8.9 percent increase of nearly 33,000 passengers more than the previous record set in 2010.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport also 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’s recent expansion makes it the largest airport in Montana. It is currently served by Alaska/Horizon, Allegiant, Delta/Skywest, Frontier and United/United Express airlines.