Glacier Park International Airport (IATA: FCA, ICAO: KGPI, FAA LID: GPI) is a public airport serving Flathead County, Montana, in the United States. It located six miles (10 km) northeast of the central business district of Kalispell and also serves the towns of Evergreen, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish as well as Glacier National Park. The airport is owned and operated by the Flathead Municipal Airport Authority, an independent public agency created by Flathead County in 1974.
GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport was originally built in 1942 under the name Flathead County Airport. For many years, passenger traffic remained fairly low. In 1970, the airport was designated for international traffic and the current name was adopted. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, traffic picked up substantially, as Hughes Airwest (which previously operated as Air West), Western Airlines, Delta Airlines (which acquired Western), the original Frontier Airlines and Horizon Air offered new jet service. Past jet aircraft types operated from FCA include the Boeing 727-200, Boeing 737-200, Boeing 757-200, Douglas DC-9-30 and Fokker F28.
The terminal was upgraded in 1981, and further major upgrades to the terminal, runways and other facilities occurred throughout the 1990s. Between 1974 and 1998, the passenger traffic increased more than fivefold.
GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Glacier Park International Airport (IATA: FCA, ICAO: KGPI, FAA LID: GPI) is a public airport serving Flathead County, Montana, in the United States.
GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 2977 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 9007×150 ft. :: 07/25 3043×150 ft. :: 12/30 3504×75 ft.