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2022 brought more growth for Bozeman’s airport

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Travelers crowd the terminal concourse while waiting to board a flight at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

For the first time, Bozeman’s airport saw more than 2 million passengers in 2022, marking a high point for an airport that has added capacity in recent years.

There were 2,264,424 passengers who traveled through the Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport in 2022, according to data released this week, which was a 16.7 % jump from 2021. Growth continued apace from 2021, and while 2020 remains an anomaly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic in 2022 was up 44% when compared to 2019.


The rise in passengers has pushed the airport’s infrastructure, but Airport Director Brian Sprenger said they are catching up to the heightened demand.

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Emilie Victoria is given a warm welcome to Montana by her friend Rebekah Shepherd at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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A person navigates Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in a pocket of sunlight on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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Ticketing agents with Delta Airlines assist passengers at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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A parking lot is full outside Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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People lug their suitcases up a set of stairs at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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A pilot works inside the cockpit of a United Airlines plane at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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Passengers walk to their flights at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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Kindle Kimbrell looks out a window of the concourse at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport while waiting to board a Southwest Airlines flight to Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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Nora Shelly can be reached at 406-582-2607 or nshelly@dailychronicle.com.

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