The new flights will operate twice weekly between Gallatin Field Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, with service on Mondays and Fridays.

Allegiant Air is starting nonstop service between Bozeman, Montana and Phoenix-Mesa in Arizona on November 12.

The company will introduce the new service to the Gallatin Valley with fares from $64.99 one-way plus government taxes and fees and Allegiant Air’s nearly unavoidable “convenience” fees. Allegiant’s $64.99 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by October 12 and is valid for travel through March 8, 2011. Introductory fares are not available on all flights.

After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route will start from the same base-fare level, $64.99.  Reservations can be made at or by calling the company at 702-505-8888.

The aging McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family is the only aircraft family that Allegiant Air operates on its mainland-U.S domestic routes. Allegiant Air operates several variants of the type and also has contracted to purchase six second-hand Boeing 757-200s for use on new routes between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii

“We’re excited to see Allegiant expanding service at Gallatin Field with new nonstop service to the Phoenix-Mesa area,” says Brian Sprenger, airport director for Bozeman’s Gallatin Field, said. “Our community has been asking for Phoenix-Mesa flights since Allegiant began service from Bozeman two years ago and we are pleased Allegiant has responded. All of Southwest Montana will benefit from the new service; we expect it to be very successful.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Gallatin Field Airport (BZN) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA), with service on Mondays and Fridays. Flights will depart BZN at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at IWA at 7:55 p.m. In the other direction, Allegiant’s flights will leave IWA at 2:40 p.m. and land at BZN at 4:50 p.m. All flight times are local.

Allegiant Air also offers nonstop service from Bozeman to Las Vegas.

People wishing to book hotels in the Phoenix-Mesa area can find Phoenix hotel deals here and hotel deals in Mesa here.

  • louise zdilla

    June 26, 2011 #1 Author

    I have a daughter living in Tucson Az. what would be the best city to fly into and also what kind of ground service would be available from that city to Tucson?
    thank you ,
    louise zdilla,bozeman, Mt.


    • Chris Kjelgaard

      June 27, 2011 #2 Author

      Louise, this link (from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport site) might help you if you are planning to fly on Allegiant Air from Bozeman to Phoenix-Mesa:

      However, according to, Tucson is a drive of 110 miles from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the cost of the shuttle might be quite high, even if it went that far. You could always rent a car, or otherwise fly from Bozeman to Seattle or another hub and fly directly from there to Tucson.

  • Doug Morris

    July 21, 2017 #3 Author

    I drove from Phx Mesa airport to Tucson and Green Valley 20 min south of Tucson many, many times. 2 hr on the dot drive from the airport to my parents doorstep in GV. Allegiant flies from my hometown in Indiana so it was easy. Rather drive 2 hr in beautiful desert than in midwest (especially if winter). Very easy drive and cheap Alamo rental cars out of Phx Mesa that are EXTREMELY easy to drop off upon your return to Mesa airport. I’ve taken a shuttle once from the large Phx airport (Skyharbor) when I flew Southwest and wanted to fly Southwest home from Tucson. The shuttle is pretty cheap (~$50) and reliable. Couple companies available.


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