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American Airlines Makes First Trip to Montana

Airlines & Airports | Amy Coyne Bredeson | June 04, 2016

American Airlines Makes First Trip to Montana

Photo courtesy of American Airlines

American Airlines landed in Montana for the first time on Thursday, The Associated Press reported. 

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport director Brian Sprenger told AP that the airline’s first flight to Bozeman was a "groundbreaking day for the airport."

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Sprenger told the news service that the airport has spent the past 25 years trying to convince American Airlines to provide flights to and from Montana. He said the airline finally committed after receiving a $750,000 subsidy in January.

The Bozeman airport announced in January that American would offer nonstop daily service between the southwestern Montana city and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from June 2 through October 5 and from December 15 through April 3, 2017. 

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The new connection offers more than just service to and from Montana. Sprenger told Montana Public Radio that “having access to that network means we have the ability to connect to anywhere in the world that American flies.” 

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