Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE AIRPORT

For those with an eye towards the sky and the future, there are exceptional business opportunities at GPIA.  The airport offers advertising space in the terminal, ground leases and prime non-aeronautical real estate development opportunities.

 

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS/REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

From time to time GPIA/FMAA solicits various services both in the terminal and on the airport grounds.   Website visitors may check offerings at any time.

Baggage Claim

ADVERTISING

Glacier Park International Airport offers businesses an exceptional forum to showcase goods and services.  “In addition to generous advertising space on the west wall in the baggage claim area, there are tasteful, three-dimensional glass display cases.  Advertising placement is also available on the baggage carousel.  All displays are enhanced by lighting or back lighting.  Displays offer advertisers not only excellent general marketing, but an unparalleled opportunity to reach first-time visitors, with hundreds of thousands of impressions every year.

 

Advertising space is available in 12 month contracts, and rates vary depending on placement.  Interested parties may inquire with the airport’s administrative offices (406) 257-5994.

GROUND LEASES

For the aviation enthusiast, leases are available for both hangars and hangar parcels.  Lease options and terms vary.  Interested parties may inquire further at GPIA’s administrative offices.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Thank you for your interest in providing ground transportation at Glacier Park International Airport.  To operate a vehicle at Glacier Park International Airport, your establishment must first enter into an agreement with the Flathead Municipal Airport Authority.

 

If you wish to operate a commercial vehicle on GPIA property, please choose the appropriate Operating Access Agreement below and return it along with your current Certificate of Liability Insurance to the airport administration office.  Taxis/Limousines must also submit current Montana Public Service Commission Registration Receipt.  Once approved, you will be issued permits to display in each of your vehicles.

 

For more information, please contact the GPIA administrative offices at (406) 257-5994.

“PEER-TO-PEER” VEHICLE RENTALS (i.e., TURO, RVSHARE)

Effective July 1, 2021, TURO peer-to-peer car-sharing operations are authorized at Glacier Park International Airport as follows:

  • ALL vehicle handoffs are to be completed face-to-face and ONLY at the designated curb area. TURO transactions MAY NOT be conducted at any other location on airport property.
  • Vehicles MAY NOT be stored anywhere on airport property for Guest pick-up (including public parking areas).
  • Vehicles MAY be returned by Guests to the paid parking lot. Vehicles returned to the paid parking lot must be picked up within four hours and are subject to the normal parking fees upon exit.

NON-AERONAUTICAL DEVELOPMENT

As the Flathead Valley continues to grow, GPIA offers prime real leasing options.   Property fronting U.S. Highway 2 is not only convenient to the airport but central to area hubs.  The location is excellent for retail, restaurants, and hotels; similarly, it is an optimum location for light industrial use, manufacturing, research and development, and businesses related to the aviation industry.

For information on current availability, check with the GPIA administrative offices at (406) 257-5994.

PUBLIC NOTICE
FLATHEAD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
49CFR Part 26 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE GOAL
FFY 2022/2023/2024

The Flathead Municipal Airport Authority hereby announces its fiscal years 2022 through 2024 goal of 2.40% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Glacier Park International Airport, 4170 Highway 2 Kalispell, MT 59901 for 30 days from the date of this publication.

 

Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following:

 

c/o Deputy Airport Director
Ian McKay
Glacier Park International Airport
4170 Highway 2, Kalispell, MT 59901
406.257.5994
imckay@glacierairport.com

 

OR

 

Sonia Cruz, Compliance Specialist
Office of Civil Rights – ACR-4
Federal Aviation Administration
15000 Aviation Blvd., Room 3025, Lawndale, CA 90261
310.725.3940
sonia.cruz@faa.gov


Contract Goals

The Flathead Municipal Airport Authority will use contract goals to meet any portion of the overall goal that the recipient does not project being able to meet using RN means. Contract goals are established so that, over the period to which the overall goal applies, they will cumulatively result in meeting any portion of the recipient’s overall goal that is not projected to be met through the use of RN means.

 

The Flathead Municipal Airport Authority will establish contract goals only on those FAA/DOT-assisted airport contracts that have subcontracting possibilities. It need not establish a contract goal on every such contract, and the size of the contract goals will be adapted to the circumstances of each such contract (e.g., type and location of work and availability of DBE’s to perform the particular type of work).

 

We will express our contract goals as a percentage of the Federal share of a FAA/DOT-assisted airport contract.