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Glacier International Airport Expansion Will Continue This Summer, Officials Say

Rendering of the planned Glacier International Airport expansion.
Rendering of the planned Glacier International Airport expansion.

Airport officials say work on an expansion that will nearly triple the size of Glacier International Airport will resume this summer. 

The airport serving the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park will gain 125,000 square feet, adding additional gates and space for baggage handling areas, TSA staff and passengers.

The $100 million project was slated to begin last year, but was postponed after air travel plummeted in the early days of the pandemic. Airport officials say air travel to the Flathead Valley is expected to surge this summer with roughly 80,000 more available seats on flights, compared to the airport’s record-breaking season in 2019.

Construction to double the size of the Missoula International Airport is also ongoing.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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