Missoula International Airport is issuing a reminder to the traveling public. All Airport runways will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 9am and will remain closed until 9pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. The closures will affect all commercial and private air travel.

Cris Jensen, Airport Director, stated “We regret any hardships that the closure dates may cause the traveling public, but the safety and security of our passengers is always our first priority.” During the closure, construction crews will repave the crosswind runway 7/25’s intersection with the Airport’s primary commercial service runway 11/29. In addition, construction work will continue on widening Taxiway ‘G’ from 40’ to 75’ to meet Airport Design Group’s recommended standard C-IV. The width will allow MSO to accommodate any size airplane and will help to expedite commercial aircraft exiting Runway 11/29. Taxiway ‘G’ also intersects Runway 11/29.

The Airport does not receive local tax dollars. Projects at Missoula International Airport are funded by federal grants, Passenger Facility Charges, or Airport reserves, or a combination thereof. Currently four airlines, Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, and United, have operations
at Missoula International Airport. Nonstop flights are offered to
ten destinations: Chicago*, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix-Mesa, Portland*, Salt Lake City, San Francisco*, and Seattle. (*currently seasonal)

For more information, visit www.flymissoula.com.