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Glacier Park International Airport Announces New Partnership, Adds Routes
JetBlue arrives in Flathead Valley, American Airlines increases services
KALISPELL, Montana (Feb. 19, 2021) – Service offerings continue to expand at Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA) with the addition of a new partnership with JetBlue Airways and additional routes through American Airlines. Travelers will be able to take a seasonal JetBlue flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City three times a week in July and August. American Airlines has also added service to New York City with Saturday flights to LaGuardia Airport, as well as Saturday service to Charlotte, North Carolina.
“The JetBlue partnership increases our airline carriers from five to six,” Rob Ratkowski, Glacier Park International Airport director said. “This is great news for all travelers. The JetBlue and American Airlines services will benefit Montanans, bring tourism to our beautiful area, and enhance the flight options and experiences of everyone.”
The American Airlines announcement increases Kalispell service from three cities – Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, and Los Angeles – to five.
“American is excited to add once weekly, nonstop seasonal service between our Charlotte and New York-La Guardia hubs and Glacier Park International Airport,” Brian Znotins, American’s vice president of network planning. “As customers return to the skies, the National Parks System remains high on their list of summer destinations. These new flights not only connect customers to Glacier National Park and the natural beauty of Montana, but also provide local residents with access to several one-stop connections across American’s network. This new service complements our existing flights between FCA and Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles.”
New airline partnerships and expanded route options continue to increase at GPIA despite the travel decline many markets are still experiencing.
“Visitors need only step off the plane in Montana to understand the magic of our state,” Ratkowski said. “The growth we have seen at Glacier Park International Airport in recent months has been incredible. We are thrilled to be welcoming JetBlue to the GPIA family, and we look forward to expanded flight options for area travelers.”
For more information on JetBlue destinations and fares, visit www.jetblue.com. For information on American Airlines destinations and fares, visit www.aa.com.
ABOUT GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Airline service at Glacier Park International Airport is provided by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Jet Blue and Allegiant Air. Cities with year-round service include Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix/Mesa, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Additional cities with seasonal service include Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York (LaGuardia), New York (JFK), Oakland, Portland, San Diego, and San Francisco. For more information about GPIA, please visit www.iflyglacier.com.