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An American Airlines 737-800 taxing at Boston Logan International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

American Extends Seasonal Service Between Charlotte, Bozeman

American Airlines will extend its seasonal nonstop service between Charlotte, N.C. And Bozeman, Mont. through the summer of 2021.

In September 2020, the airline announced daily nonstop seasonal service between Charlotte and Bozeman, the first direct service between North Carolina and Montana. The service was originally scheduled to operate between Dec. 17, 2020, and April 5, 2021, using the Boeing 737-800.

When first announced back in September, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Director Brian Sprenger said, “We are excited to see American add yet another nonstop destination from [Bozeman]. The new service to Charlotte, N.C. will connect Southwest Montana to even more of the American Airlines network, Florida, the Caribbean and the East Coast.”

Regarding the extension of the nonstop service between Bozeman and Charlotte, Sprenger said, “American Airlines has fared well in Bozeman throughout a tumultuous year and we look forward to them being part of our continued recovery in 2021.”

An American Airlines Airbus A319. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Looking to Summer 2021

Originally set to conclude on April 5, nonstop service between Charlotte and Bozeman will start again on June 3 and continue to Sept. 7. It appears the daily service will continue to be operated with the Boeing 737-800.

According to schedule data currently available, the outbound flight from Charlotte to Bozeman will depart at 9:40 a.m. and arrive at 12:28 p.m. while the return flight from Bozeman to Charlotte will depart at 1:18 p.m and arrive in Charlotte at 7:22 p.m. The flight covers approximately 1,500 nautical miles, taking approximately four hours and 48 minutes from Charlotte to Bozeman and four hours and four minutes on the return trip.

The route represents yet another foothold for the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline in a network that has become increasingly leisure heavy. As a gateway to one of the country’s most popular national parks and a few mountain resort destinations, this flight will allow the airline to connect Bozeman to its network in the eastern U.S.

In addition to being Montana’s busiest airport, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport located in the Gallatin Valley is the only airport that offers year-round airline service to the two main Yellowstone National Park entrances.


  • Jordan joined the AG team in 2018 after attending AAviationDay in Philadelphia. He is actively pursuing his private pilot certificate and has been an aviation enthusiast since childhood. An attorney by trade, Jordan jokingly refers to himself as a “recovering litigator” and now focuses on subcontracts management. Jordan focuses his writing on innovations in commercial aviation, aviation history, and other interesting topics he feels are worthy of discussion in the community.

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