02.01.16

Daines Applauds United Airlines Expansion to Great Falls International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today applauded the announcement that United Airlines will begin a summer route from Great Falls International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. 

“Increasing reliable and convenient air service for the Great Falls community is great news for our state and will help generate more economic opportunity throughout Cascade County,” Daines stated. “This new route will help increase access to new markets for central Montana and Hi-Line communities —in turn creating opportunities for more good paying Montana jobs.”

The route will operate on Saturday and Sunday mornings from June 11 to August 14. In September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $385,000 Small Community Air Service Development Grant to the Great Falls airport to negotiate a contract with airlines to secure a non-stop flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. 

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Daines has been working to expand air service throughout Montana. He recently applauded American Airlines expansion into the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.  

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