[R48R, Big Sky Resort] has been negotiating with airlines to expand their seasonal service to Gallatin Field Airport near Bozeman. Their work is paying off with additional flights into southwest Montana.

The popular seasonal weekend service between San Francisco and Bozeman sparked United Airlines to add a new seasonal weekend non-stop flight from Los Angeles starting Dec. 13. United will provide Saturday round trip flights through Mar. 28, 2009 between Bozeman and Los Angeles International Airport, making Bozeman the only Montana town with non-stop service from the two California cities.

Frontier Airlines also launched service between Denver and Bozeman back in May. The airline plans to continue running the flights year round. Two non-stop flights per day with 70 seats each connect from Denver International Airport.

Allegiant Air, attracted to the increased draw to Bozeman, also announced that it will begin non-stop service to and from Las Vegas. This addition catapults Bozeman's non-stop service to include flights from San Francisco, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Denver, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boise, Detroit, and Atlanta.

Big Sky Resort sits 45 miles away from Gallatin Field Airport. "These additional non-stop flights make it even easier for those folks to get here and spend less time in the air and more time on the slopes," said Meg O'Leary, Big Sky Resort director of sales and marketing. Big Sky Central Reservations can book flights at 800-548-4486.