® 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.
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
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