Bozeman’s airport continues shattering records year after year
Record-setting year for Bozeman’s airport
January 19, 2024 By Jen Clancey Explore Big Sky
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport had a record-setting year, according to a Jan. 17 press release.
In 2023, BZN moved 2,464,325 passengers, an 8.8% increase over 2022.According to the release, July was the busiest month on record with 286,163 passengers.
“BZN is the seventh busiest airport in the seven-state Northwest Region of the country (region including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) and the 92nd busiest airport in the nation in terms of passengers,” the release stated. “… As BZN continues to sustain progressive growth within our market, industry, and community, we look forward to welcoming future economic opportunity for all of southwest Montana.”
United Airlines flew the most passengers in 2023 with Delta and Southwest in second and third. Scheduled passenger and cargo airline operations dropped by .2%, while business jet operations increased by 10.3% and general aviation operations increased by 23.9%. BZN also highlighted the opening of a $23 million in-line baggage handling system which uses state-of-the-art baggage screening and explosive detection technology. Other developments include the grand opening of the BZN Market in the B Concourse, rehabilitated general aviation ramps, opening of Taxiway G and expansion on the north side of the airport.