Montana airports see flight increases

Over the last decade, some of Montana’s larger airports have added new flights or extended certain flight services. The increased traffic is even causing some airports to expand.

Since Glacier Park International Airport director Rob Ratkowski started in 2004, the number of direct flights has gone from just four to 11.

He thinks the area has something to do with the increase.

“Look where we live,” said Ratkowski. “It’s an attractive area, and people have kind of discovered Kalispell. A lot of our local convention and visitors bureaus and our state tourism folks have done a really good job at marketing Montana.”