American Airlines will begin seasonal Saturday service from Philadelphia International Airport to Bozeman, Montana beginning June 6, 2020. The flight provides an East Coast gateway to Yellowstone National Park.
It’s the first nonstop flight between Philadelphia and the Big Sky Country. American will operate the flights on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“Montana is beautiful and Bozeman is a portal to a national treasure, Yellowstone National Park,” said PHL Airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “We are excited that American is opening another convenient path between Philadelphia and popular destinations here and abroad.”
Bozeman is the eighth domestic destination that American has added or announced in 2019.
This year, American has launched non-stop service from PHL to Sarasota, Key West and Melbourne, Florida as well as Asheville, N.C., and Chattanooga, TN. All the destinations, except Sarasota, are served only by American from PHL.
American is facing competition on some destinations from Frontier Airlines.
Bentonville, AK will be added in September and flights to ski destination Vail, CO will comein December.
In addition, American launched non-stop international service from Philadelphia this year to Edinburgh, Berlin, Bologna and Dubrovnik and has announced it will begin service in 2020 to Casablanca and Reykjavik.
“National parks are a major summertime attraction for many families,” said Jim Moses, American Airlines vice president of PHL Operations. “American’s new seasonal service to Bozeman, Montana will provide customers in Philadelphia and across the East Coast a fast, easy connection to some of the country’s most well-renowned natural treasures.”
The weekly service runs from June 6 to September 5.
Flight 2825 departs Philaelphia at 8:40 a.m., arrives at Bozeman 11:25 a.m. Flight 2825 departs Bozeman 12:15 PM, arrives in Philadelphia, 6:20 p.m.