by The Associated Press, June 3, 2016
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — American Airlines has landed its first plane in Montana.
The Bozeman Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1r5oSYj ) that the airline will immediately begin offering daily flights between Bozeman and its hub in Dallas/Fort Worth. It plans to offer the route from June until October and December through April.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Director Brian Sprenger called the plane's Thursday arrival a "groundbreaking day for the airport."
Sprenger says the airport has courted American for more than 25 years but couldn't get the airline to commit until the airport received a $750,000 subsidy in January.
American is the airport's seventh commercial airline. It will serve 16 destinations.
The airport saw more than 1 million passengers for the first time last year, up more than 5 percent from 2014.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com
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