Daines Applauds New Direct Flights from MSO and FCA to Los Angeles

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded United Airlines’ announcement to offer direct flights from Missoula (MSO) and Glacier Park (FCA) in Montana to Los Angeles (LAX).

“Tourism is a critical part of the Montana economy and supports tens of thousands of jobs,” said Daines. “Having more flight options means less expensive airfare for Montana families and more businesses opportunities for the Treasure State.”  

“This new flight is an excellent opportunity for travelers to access Los Angeles, in addition easy access for southern Californians to witness the beauty of Montana,”said Cris Jensen, airport director at Missoula International Airport. We are thankful for the airline’s commitment to our community and appreciate the investment they have made to serve the transportation needs of our region.” 

“This direct service provides significant advantages, both to those who live in the valley and guests wishing to visit the Flathead,” said Rob Ratkowski, airport director for Glacier Park International Airport. “Not only does this direct flight drastically reduce travel time to the West Coast, the flight’s arrival times will make it possible for travelers to easily catch same-day connections out of LAX. It really opens up travel options for residents and tourists.”

At the moment, the daily flights will be seasonal beginning in June and going until August. Tickets for the direct flights are currently on sale.