New Routes from Kalispell to Los Angeles, San Diego Announced

Alaska Airlines will offer seasonal service to California from Glacier Park International Airport

KALISPELL, Montana (March 5, 2021) - Growth continues to be the name of the game at Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA) and options are expanding for those planning summer travel. Alaska Airlines has announced two additional routes from Kalispell to California beginning in May. 

"Montana, and specifically the Flathead Valley, are quickly becoming a destination of choice for many travelers and the growth we are experiencing at GPIA is evidence of that," Rob Ratkowski, GPIA director said. "We are pleased that Alaska Airlines will open additional opportunities for visitors to see our beautiful area and for the added value for Montana travelers as well."

Beginning May 20 and continuing through Labor Day weekend, Alaska Airlines will offer new service to Los Angeles twice a week and flights to San Diego three times a week. These new routes will expand the airline's west coast offerings from GPIA. Alaska Airlines currently offers year-round service to Seattle and seasonal service to Portland. 

"For those ready to make moves this summer, we're excited to better connect California with Montana," said Brett Catlin, Alaska's vice president of network and alliances. "We've long offered access to some of the best vacation destinations from Southern California and continue to see opportunities to grow our footprint in the region."

Despite the initial decline in travel as a result of the global pandemic, Montana airports have experienced some of the best recoveries in the nation and GPIA is leading the way in increased travel numbers in the state. 

The airport will begin a planned $100 million expansion this spring, providing additional space and amenities for travelers and opportunities for new routes like these offered by Alaska Airlines. 

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Airline service at Glacier Park International Airport is provided by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Arilines, Sun Country Airlines, JetBlue, 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 

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