Bozeman Airport Shatters All-Time Passenger Record in 2022

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) experienced another year of record-breaking passenger growth and infrastructure development. BZN handled an all-time record of 2,264,424 passengers in 2022. This is a passenger increase of 16.7% over the previous record of 1,940,191 set in 2021.

Over 40% of passengers traveling by air to or from Montana traveled through BZN in 2022.  “BZN continues to see exceptional growth, creating economic opportunity for all of southwest Montana,” said Chief Executive Officer Brian Sprenger.


Interior shot of the views from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport


Passenger totals in and out by airline brand in 2022

Delta Air Lines – 622,232                                
United Airlines – 588,474
Southwest Airlines – 446,867                         
Alaska Airlines – 227,304       
American Airlines – 220,087                           
Allegiant Air – 102,203
JetBlue – 36,925                                              
Sun Country – 14,675
Chartered Airline Flights – 5,657


Construction Updates

Construction at BZN during 2022 continued at a record pace to further support increased passenger and aircraft traffic.  An $8 million expansion of the pay parking lot added nearly 40% more stalls allowing BZN to now accommodate over 3,500 vehicles. Along with parking lot improvements, BZN expanded the arrivals curb by nearly 300% to better accommodate peak arrival times.


Inside the terminal, construction of the new $23 million in-line baggage handling system is underway, with completion set for summer 2023.  BZN rehabilitated and expanded the terminal apron on the airside to accommodate three more 737-900 aircraft. BZN also completed a new ramp, roadway, and infrastructure on the airport's north side to serve our thriving and award-winning flight schools.


BZN is the seventh busiest airport in the 7-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.

Interior photo of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

About Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is Montana’s busiest airport and serves as a year-round gateway to Yellowstone National Park. BZN also serves the recreation areas of Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl, as well as the business centers of Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky, and Livingston, and higher education at Montana State University and Gallatin College.  BZN handles more passengers than any other Montana airport with coast-to-coast non-stop service, including Atlanta*, Austin*, Boston*, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Dallas-Love*, Denver, Detroit*, Houston*, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark*, New York JFK*, Nashville, Phoenix-Mesa, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, and Washington, D.C. Over 1,400 people are employed by the 37 entities with offices at the airport.  * Denotes seasonal service


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