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.”
The airline 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, it 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.