Tester Secures $2.8 Million to Expand Glacier Park International Airport

Funding comes from the Senator’s bipartisan infrastructure law

As a part of his continued efforts to upgrade critical infrastructure and support Montana’s rural economies, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $2,800,000 to expand Glacier Park International Airport. Funding will go towards terminal expansion, gate expansion, ticketing and kiosk areas, passenger hold rooms, and drive lanes.

This funding comes from Tester’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)and is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Terminals Program. Tester negotiated theIIJA with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and President Biden, and was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to support the legislation.

“Glacier Park International Airport has seen an incredible increase in customers that can drive up costs and make air travel harder on Montanans—something that this expansion will help address while supporting good-paying local jobs,” said Tester. “I’m proud to have secured this funding through my bipartisan infrastructure law, and I’ll keep working to ensure Montana’s airports have the resources they need to thrive.”

Tester has led the charge to upgrade Montana’s airport infrastructure. He previously secured approximately $144 million for Montana’s airports through the IIJA, which will be awarded over five years between 2022 and 2026. This funding can be used to construct or repair runways and taxiways as well as make terminal and gate improvements. Tester has also led the effort to lower costs and expand access to reliable air service in rural communities. In May, Tester introduced his bipartisan Small Community Air Service Enhancement Act to increase flight options for travelers in rural America.