The cheapest times to fly from GTF to AZA are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • July 16th to August 5th
  • October 1st to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)

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 GTF to AZA is mid July. Prices can be as high as $461 for Tuesday flights during late December, or as low as $148 for Friday flights around mid July.


When to Fly to Phoenix

Flying from Great Falls, MT (GTF) to Phoenix, AZ (AZA) will usually cost between $157 to $353 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $148. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $398. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $250 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 GTF to AZA flight.

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

GTF to AZA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GTF to AZA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Great Falls. 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 $157. Return trip prices are from the AZA to GTF 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 GTF to AZA 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.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GTF to AZA? 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 Phoenix – Mesa Gateway Airport to Great Falls International Airport?

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

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

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

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGTF
Origination airport nameGreat Falls International Airport
CityGreat Falls, MT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeAZA
Destination airport namePhoenix – Mesa Gateway Airport
CityPhoenix, AZ
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from GTF to AZA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 56% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave AZA heading for GTF about 2 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 5 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 2 minutes early


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