Since 2012BZN has seen an average of 454 more passengers per day stepping off of flights.

It’s no secret that the Gallatin Valley is in the midst of a major population boom, and it makes sense that a town like Bozeman, which has so much going for it, would see a large influx of both visitors and new residents.

With yearly increases of both people moving to our area and doing business here, one would also expect to see an uptick in the number of passengers deplaning flights at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. But the data we pulled, which looks at the rising number of people flying into the airport, left us wondering whether the current trends will continue because the numbers are eye-popping to say the least.

Here’s a breakdown of some key metrics that highlight the surge in airport traffic between 2012 and 2017.

 Number or passengers per year deplaning flights at BZN

2012 – 433,288

2013 – 442,120

2014 – 483,832

2015 – 509,423

2016 – 553,134

2017 – 599,176

 Passengers deplaning by airline 2012-2017

Delta: 166,873 (’12) 219,358 (’17)

United: 130,668 (’12) 212,357 (’17)

Alaska: 47,024 (’12) 89,698 (’17)

 2012: Avg. number of passengers per day deplaning at BZN - 1,187

2017: Avg. number of passengers per day deplaning at BZN - 1,641

Since 2012BZN has seen an average of 454 more passengers per day stepping off of flights