American Airlines launches new service to Montana National Parks

American Airlines continues to grow in Montana with four new seasonal flights to the Big Sky Country from Philadelphia (PHL), New York (LGA) and Los Angeles (LAX). The airline will also introduce three new routes to Alaska, including service to Fairbanks (FAI), a new destination for customers looking to indulge in long summer days next year.

“National parks are a huge attraction for many families,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning. “As soon as school’s out next year, our customers will have more than 145 weekly round-trip flights to Montana to choose from. This summer, we launched three new flights to Glacier National Park in Kalispell, and, next summer, we’re expanding with more service to discover the natural wonders.”

Based on the success of this year’s new service to Glacier National Park Airport in Kalispell (FCA), American is also switching to a larger aircraft on the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago (ORD) flights — from an Embraer E175 with 76 seats to a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats.

Customers eager to venture farther for outdoor adventures can look forward to new flights to Alaska. American is providing two new ways to get to Alaska’s second-largest city, Fairbanks, through DFW on an Airbus A321 and ORD on a 737-800. The new routes will serve local and connecting customers who are looking to explore Denali National Park, check out caribou or learn about the unique glaciers. With American’s convenient daily service beginning in May 2020, the airline is offering one-stop connections from 56 new cities. American will also introduce new service between ORD and Anchorage, Alaska (ANC).

Flights will be available for purchase Sept. 1.

Hub Destination Frequency Aircraft Season
DFW Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI) Daily A321 5/7–10/6
ORD FAI Daily 737-800 5/7–10/6
Anchorage, Alaska (ANC) Daily 737-800 5/7–10/6
PHL Bozeman, Montana (BZN) Saturday 737-800 6/6–9/5
LAX BZN Daily E175 6/4–9/8
LGA BZN Saturday 737-800 6/6–9/5
Kalispell, Montana (FCA) Saturday 737-800 6/6–9/5

American will offer 17 routes to Montana and Alaska next summer.

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