The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport announced, Monday, that Alaska Airlines will now offer year-round service between Bozeman and Portland, Oregon. In addition, a second daily flight will be added to the route through August 25 in order to give travelers more options.

This is just another sign that the Gallatin Valley and the surrounding areas are growing at an extremely rapid rate.

Here is the official statement:

Alaska Airlines daily service to Portland, Oregon is now offered on a year-round basis. In addition, Alaska has added a second daily flight through August 25th. “We are extremely pleased to see Alaska Airlines expand their daily Portland, Oregon service to year-round. With this expanded service, Portland becomes our 7th daily year-round destination,” said Brian Sprenger, Airport Director. Overall, these additions by Alaska Airlines will add approximately 50% more seats between Bozeman and Portland on an annual basis.

Alaska will operate these flights using a combination of Embraer 175 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft.