The cheapest times to fly from AZA to GTF are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • July 16th to August 5th
  • October 1st to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AZA to GTF is late July. Prices can be as high as $421 for Tuesday flights during mid December, or as low as $144 for Friday flights around late July.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (AZA) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $157 to $306 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late July with an average ticket price of $146. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $363. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $221 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AZA to GTF flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AZA to GTF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

AZA to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AZA to GTF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $100 (37%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $151. Return trip prices are from the GTF to AZA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from AZA to GTF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from AZA to GTF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 11.31% less expensive than GTF
  • Nonstop flights available

See AZA to FCA flights

Destination alternative #2: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 9.50% less expensive than GTF
  • Nonstop flights available

See AZA to MSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 3.39% less expensive than GTF
  • Nonstop flights available

See AZA to BZN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AZA to GTF? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Allegiant, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Phoenix – Mesa Gateway Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 979 miles or 1576 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AZA to GTF?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AZA to GTF flight is about 2 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from AZA to GTF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AZA
Origination airport name Phoenix – Mesa Gateway Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.3
Longitude -111.7

Return Airport

Destination code GTF
Destination airport name Great Falls International Airport
City Great Falls, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -111.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from AZA to GTF tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 0% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 33% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GTF heading for AZA about 4 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Great Falls, MT is about 14 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 4 minutes early


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