® 2007 - GPIA secured a US DOT Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) Grant of $450,000 matched by $50,000 raised locally.† The $500,000 guarantee was used to attract United flights to Denver and Chicago and the funds were only partially used over the following 10 years.† The initial Minimum Revenue Guarantee (MRG) resulted in year-round daily service to Denver and summer seasonal service to Chicago requiring no MRG today.


® 2012 - 2014 - A SCASD was successfully used to attract seasonal flights to LAX on Delta and Allegiant which continue today with no guarantees.† United also began flights to LAX with no MRG required.


® 2014 - Glacier AERO successively raised over $125,000 and was supported by a $125,000 letter of credit from Flathead County Economic Development Authority(FCEDA).† Funding is used annually for the United Chicago weekly winter flight connecting GPIA to OíHare.


® 2017 - United increased capacity on daily summer flights to Chicago and Denver with no MRG required.


® 2018 - United will add direct summer flights to LAX with no MRG.

Text Box: MRG:  Minimum Revenue Guarantee Contracts are a tool for communities to partner with airlines in sharing the risk of adding flights in new, untested markets.  Funds are only transferred to the airline when flights under-perform and do not cover costs.  Minimum Revenue Guarantee levels are determined by a complicated calculation taking into consideration number of seats sold, price/seat and fuel costs.  
SCASD:  Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) Grants are funds for which Airport Authorities may apply to assist them with attracting new air service to their community with MRGs and marketing.  Communities apply for the grant and are expected to bring funds to the project with a 30% cash match.

Glacier AERO in the News:

11/21/2017 -††††††††† United Airlines to Offer Direct Service to LAX

11/21/2017 -††††††††† United Airlines Adds Direct Flight from Glacier

07/25/2017 - ††††††† Montana as Tourist Magnet

06/06/2016 -†††††††† GPIA Adds Winter Flights to San Francisco

06/01/2017 -†††††††† Glacier Park International Airport Poised for Growth

02/13/2017 -†††††††† Flathead County Ranks 2nd in Tourist Spending

01/23/2017 - ††††††† GPIA Sets Passenger Record Again

09/23/2016 -†††††††† GPIA Reports Summer Passenger Record

01/09/2016 -†††††††† Airport Sets Passenger Record for 4th Year in a Row

06/22/2015 -†††††††† The Future of Air Service in the Flathead

03/12/2015 -†††††††† Competitive Airfares, Strong Bookings Help Grow
†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† Kalispellís Airport

01/08/2015 -†††††††† GPIA Breaks Passenger Record

05/27/2014 -†††††††† Glacier Country Braces for Tidal Wave of Tourists

10/08/2013 -†††††††† Economic Development Plan Set for Review

05/30/2013 -†††††††† Bringing Flights to the Flathead