Missoula airport sets October passenger record

Posted at 2:14 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 18:54:32-05
The Missoula International Airport in Missoula. (MTN News photo)

MISSOULA – The numbers just keep climbing at the Missoula International Airport.

Officials report that October passenger numbers set an all-time record of 73,328 passengers, marking an increase of 18% over 2017.

“The continued growth of passengers into and out of the Missoula International Airport is a reflection of the positive economic health and growth of tourism in the Greater Missoula area,” said Airport Director Cris Jensen.

“With the addition of American Airlines and the competitive response from each of our existing airlines, MSO has added over 228,000 total seats in our market since June of this year,” he added.

“We continue to see airfare dropping due to competition in our market, now is the time to be booking your winter and spring travel as airfare continues to be priced at the lowest level in years,” Deputy Airport Director Brian Ellestad added.

Missoula International Airport is currently served by six airlines.