Alaska Airlines to Bring New Flights to Bozeman, Tester Announces

Alaska Airlines to offer nonstop summer service to and from San Diego, San Francisco

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Alaska Airlines will add two new routes to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Launching this summer, Alaska Airlines will bring new seasonal summer service to Bozeman (BZN) from San Diego (SAN) in May 2021, and from San Francisco, (SFO) in June 2021.

“Folks across this country want to experience the magic of Big Sky Country, and these flights will give them the chance to do just that,” said Tester. “These new routes will allow Montanans more flexibility in their travel plans, create jobs, boost our tourism industry, and bolster local economies.”

Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop service connecting San Diego and Bozeman will operate five days per week from May 20, 2021 through September 7, 2021. Nonstop service to and from San Francisco will operate Saturdays from June 19, 2021 through September 4, 2021.

Tester is Montana’s only member of the Senate Commerce Committee. He recently secured a spot on the Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over air travel. Just last week, Senator Tester announced Southwest Airlines would provide new nonstop service connecting Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport to and from Las Vegas (LAS) and Denver (DEN).

Tester has fought tirelessly to bring more business to Montana’s transportation and tourism industries, and even secured a commitment from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to prioritize transportation investments in rural America. As airports continue to struggle to keep up with costs after the COVID-19 pandemic drastically reduced air travel, Tester secured $74 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for more than 70 Montana airports to cover operation expenses, staffing, and development projects.