Missoula International Airport

5225 Highway 10 West
Missoula, Montana 59808

Facts and Figures

In 1938, President Roosevelt authorized WPA funds for the construction of the Missoula County Airport to be located on 1300 acres west of Missoula. When the airport opened in 1941, it boasted the longest runways in the region with plenty of room for future growth.

In honor of two of Missoula's most well known aviation pioneers, Bob Johnson, and Harry Bell, the Missoula County Airport was officially named Johnson-Bell Field on a warm Memorial Day afternoon in 1968. Today, a bronze plaque honoring their service and contributions is located in the main terminal at the Missoula International Airport.


General | Geographical | Destinations | Airlines | Terminal | Parking | Runways | FBO's | Communications


 

 

 General Airport Information
 • Three Letter Identifier:  MSO
 • Owner and Operator:  Missoula County Airport Authority
 • Airport Director:  Cris Jensen
 • Construction Began:  1938
 • Airport Opened:  1941
 • First Control Tower Commissioned:  1961
 • Named Johnson-Bell Field:  1968
 • Missoula County Airport Authority Formed:  1977
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 Geographical Information
 • Street Address:  5225 Highway 10 West
 • City, State and Zip:  Missoula, Montana 59808
 • MSO Service Area Population:  219,800
 • Location from City:  4 miles northwest of downtown Missoula (Montana)
 • Time Zone:  UTC-7, MST. Daylight Savings Time is Observed
 • Latitude:  46° 54' 58.7" N
 • Longitude:  114° 05' 26" W
 • Airport Elevation:  3,206 feet above sea level
 • Airport Size:  2,700 acres, 4.2 square miles (10.92 sq. km)
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 Non-Stop Destinations from Missoula
 Chicago, Illinois        ORD (S)  Los Angeles, California    LAX (S)
 Salt Lake City, Utah         SLC
 Denver, Colorado       DEN  Minneapolis, Minnesota     MSP  San Francisco,California   SFO (S)
 Las Vegas, Nevada    LAS  Phoenix, Arizona               IWA  Seattle, Washington         SEA

  Portland, Oregon       PDX (S)

 Atlanta, Georgia              ATL (S)
 Oakland, California            OAK (S)
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 Air Carriers providing Service to Missoula
 Airline:  Aircraft Type:  Phone:
 Allegiant Air  MD-80 Series  (702) 505-8888
 Delta Air Lines  CRJ200, Embraer 175  (800) 221-1212
 Alaska Airlines  Bombardier Q400  (800) 252-7522
 United Airlines  CRJ200/700  (800) UNITED-1
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 Passenger Terminal
 • Total terminal building area:   Approximately 120,000 square feet
 • Total aircraft boarding gates:  6 (3 jet bridges, 3 ground-level)
 • Airline Ticket Counters:  12 conventional counters, and 11 self-service kiosks
 • Rental Car Companies:  6
 • Baggage Carousels:  2
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 Parking Information
 • Short Term:  157
 • Long Term:  599
 • Credit Express:  130
 • Rental Cars:  170
 • Employee Parking:  145
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 Runways and Facilities
The Missoula Airport was originally constructed with four runways: 11/29, 07/25, 02/20, and 16/34. Today, Runway 11/29 is the airport's primary commercial service runway, while Runway 07/25 is used as a crosswind general aviation runway. The remaining two runways were closed in the 1980's to make room for a new Public Safety Building.

 Runway 11/29  
 • 9,501 feet long x 150 feet wide (2,896 x 46 meters), asphalt  
 • MALSR approach lighting system / sequenced strobe lights  
 • Full length parallel taxiway  
 • Precision Approach Path Indicators  
 • Distance Remaining Markers  
 • High intensity runway lights  
 • Runway End Identifier Lights  
 • CAT I Instrument Landing System for all-weather landing capabilities  
   
 Runway 07/25  
 • 4,612 feet long x 75 feet wide (1,406 x 23 meters), asphalt  
 • Medium intensity runway lights  
   
 Other  
 • VOR navigational aid on field  
 • ASR-9 Airport Surveillance Radar  
 • ILS, VOR, NDB and GPS Approaches  
 • Airport Weather Observation Station - (406) 728-3743  
 • Air Traffic Control Tower (New tower currently under construction)  
 • ARFF Index B  
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 Fixed Base Operators and Other Aviation Services
 Aerotronics  (406) 728-7830
 Homestead Helicopters  (406) 544-0402
 Minuteman Jet Center  (406) 728-9363
 Northstar Jet  (406) 721-8886
 Museum of Mountain Flying  (406) 721-3644
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 Missoula Airport Communications
 • Missoula ATIS Recording  126.65 MHz
 • Missoula Ground  121.90 MHz
 • Missoula Tower  118.40 MHz
 • Approach/Departure Control  124.90 MHz
 • Salt Lake Center  132.40 MHz
 • Missoula VOR  112.80 MHz
 • AWOS Weather Recording  (406) 728-3743
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