Ask Glacier Park International Airport Director Rob Ratkowski what the big storyline of 2019 was and he has a simple answer: passenger growth.
“It was huge,” Ratkowski said of the 15 percent increase in passengers moving through the airport in 2019. “And next year will be even bigger.”
Ratkowski said he expected boarding numbers at GPIA to top 350,000 in 2019. In 2018, about 308,000 people boarded aircraft at GPIA. The airport has seen a 33 percent increase in passenger volume since 2014.