By Laura M. Fleming, SRS Crisafulli CFO and President
Our friend, Governor Schweitzer, is in New York City this week promoting Montana tourism: “go to Montana to see how it was.”
His friend, David Letterman, hosted him on the Late Show last night.
Of great interest to me was Governor Schweitzer’s announcement of the direct from New York to somewhere in Montana flight, which I had heard rumored. I am a frequent commuter from our home near New York City to SRS Crisafulli’s manufacturing plant in Eastern Montana. The idea of a direct flight is appealing.
So, the answer is...
Starting on June 9, and running on Saturdays through September 1, for $600 on United Airlines, you can catch a flight from Newark, New Jersey (airport code EWR) at 8:30 in the morning Eastern Time, and be in Bozeman, Montana (airport code BZN) at 10:15 am Mountain Time, a four hour forty-two minutes elapsed time direct flight. The following Saturday, if you get to the Bozeman airport by noon, you will be back in Newark by 6:00, a four hour elapsed time flight, with good tail winds.
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So why Bozeman? You’ve landed west of Billings, south of Helena, and 90 minutes to the north gate of the Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman is the 4th largest city in the state - population 37,000.
The city was founded in 1883. Bozeman is a college town at 4,820 feet, in the Bridger Mountains, the Tobacco Root Mountains, and the Big Belt Mountains, east of the Continental divide.
Bozeman is a great launching place for a summer holiday, and only five and a half hours west of our town, Glendive, by road.
Well done, Governor!