Great Falls International Airport (Guide)

Great Falls International Airport (IATA: GTF, KGTF, ICAO: FAA LID: GTF), located three miles southwest of central Great Falls in Montana, Cascade Country, serving domestic flights. GTF airport has both civil and military use. The Great Falls International Airports is home to Great Falls Air National Guard Base.

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Great Falls International Airport (Guide)

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Great Falls International Airport (IATA: GTF, KGTF, ICAO: FAA LID: GTF), located three miles southwest of central Great Falls in Montana, Cascade Country, serving domestic flights. GTF airport has both civil and military use. The Great Falls International Airports is home to Great Falls Air National Guard Base.

Great Falls International Airport serves Great Falls, Montana. It is owned and operated by Great Falls International Airport Authority.

Capacity

GTF international airport is classified as the primary commercial service airport, and The GTF international airport had over 143,811 passenger boarding in 2008, 146,438 passengers in 2009, and 155,204 passengers in 2010. GTF International airport reached its all-time high when it served about 177 348 passengers in 2017.

Great Falls International Airport covers 2,113 acres at an elevation of 3,680 feet. GTF international airport has three runways: 3/21 is 10,502 by 150 feet, 16/34 is 5,722 by 150 feet, 7/25 is 4,294 by 75 feet. At the end of 2011, GTF International Airport had 41,591 aircraft operations, an average of 113 transactions per day.

Several major Airlines serving Great Falls International Airport including:

Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta connection, United Express.

History

Great Falls International Airport opened in November 1928. During world war II, Great Falls International Airport was leased by the U.S. War Department, and it became a home for the U.S. Air Forces. The US army built many buildings and facilities, and The Airport gained an additional 740 acres. Until 1948, GTF airport was under government control.

In 1975, the GTF airport runways and taxiways were renovated. Davidson-Kuhr Architects of Montana designed the Great Falls International Airport's terminal with the lead architect being David S. Davidson. Since 1930, Great Falls International Airport and Airline flights, the most boarding (172,415) in its history recorded by 2011. During that time, GTF was the fifth busiest of the United States 15 Airports.

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