RECENT INCREASE IN AIR SERVICE BIG NEWS FOR KALISPELL’S ECONOMY
This afternoon, February 27, United Airlines made announcements that will positively shape the Flathead Valley economy for this coming summer. Beginning July 1 and running through September 5, 2017 United Airlines will offer round-trip daily service with approximately 70 seats Glacier Park International Airport to San Francisco, CA.
Additionally, two of the four weekly flights to Denver, CO during the summer will see an upgrade from United Express to United Airlines, increasing flight capacity to approximately 128 passengers.
“This is great news for citizens, businesses, and visitors,” said Joe Unterreiner, president of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce. “Research indicates that nonresidents arriving by air stay longer and spend more than visitors traveling by other means to Montana. Summer daily service to San Francisco and upgraded equipment to Denver and Chicago on United are will be a boost to our visitation and business economy. The addition of this service, without guaranteed revenue incentives, indicates the confidence and potential with which United Airlines views this market.”
According to the release from United Airlines, the new flight to San Francisco, CA is the only expanded domestic service in Montana.
This is the second welcomed announcement of recently increased air service, following the addition of weekly winter-direct service to San Francisco, CA and the addition of a second weekly, winter-direct flight to Chicago, IL in late 2016. To view the original release from United Airlines, click here.