Alaska Airlines has announced it will begin seasonal nonstop service from two Montana cities to San Diego International Airport (SAN) beginning May 20. Alaska Airlines will provide flights between SAN and Kalispell, Mont. via Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) and Bozeman, Mont. via Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) until September 7.
“Both Montana and California are beautiful states with access to lots of recreational activities and open spaces,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “Alaska Airlines has been expanding its presence in San Diego, having added seven routes since March 2020. We appreciate the new routes to Montana and Alaska Airlines’ continued commitment to providing nonstop options from SAN.”
Alaska Airlines has continued to invest heavily in San Diego as one of SAN's fastest growing carriers over the last several years. Five summers ago, Alaska Airlines offered nonstop service to 16 destinations and was SAN's fifth largest carrier by passenger volume. With these two new additions this summer, even with the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic, Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop service to 28 destinations from San Diego, more than any other carrier at SAN.
Kalispell is in Montana’s Flathead Valley and is a gateway to Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Flathead Lake. Bozeman is 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park and features plentiful fishing, hiking, and other outdoor recreation options. Alaska Airlines will begin nonstop service to Missoula, Montana on March 18. To view schedules, fares, and flight times, please visit alaskaair.com.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and the third busiest airport in California. In 2019, SAN welcomed 25-million passengers and offered nonstop flights to destinations worldwide. The airport is an economic driver for the region, contributing nearly $12 billion in economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 116,600 jobs. With anticipated passenger growth in the future, the Airport Authority is continuing progress with the New T1 program that will replace Terminal 1 with a larger, more efficient facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience. The airport is managed and operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. For more information, please visit san.org.