Butte may need to raise more money to guarantee second flight at airport

BUTTE – United Airlines estimates it would need $1 million in guaranteed revenue over two years from Butte before it would consider adding a second flight from Bert-Mooney Airport to Denver.

This more than the $380,000 Butte’s Tourism Business Improvement District, or TBID, was asked to raise. TBID officials are planning to send a survey to those in the hospitality business to see if they are willing to pitch in more money.

“We’re going to be contacting our hoteliers, our owners, to find out what their thoughts are on extending it and possibly what their thoughts are on increasing the assessment to $2 versus $1,” said Maria Pochervina with TBID.