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The Boise Airport today announced it would add a new daily flight to Austin, TX.
The new route will give the airport 25 nonstop destinations – either already flying or announced. Alaska Airlines will start flying the new route on June 17th. That same day, Alaska will add a nonstop between Boise and Chicago – which will add to existing service provided between the two cities on United Airlines and seasonal service on American.
Alaska said it would also add another daily flight between Boise and Sacramento.
“Alaska Airlines’ announcement today is a testament to their commitment to grow with the Treasure Valley. The new flights open up markets and create greater connectivity for Boise’s residents and visitors,” Boise Airport DirectorRebecca Hupp said. “The Boise Airport looks forward to continuing our strong partnership with Alaska Airlines long into the future.”
Thew new Austin and Chicago routes will use an Embraer E175 aircraft.
Alaska also said it would fly between Seattle and Idaho Falls.
“Alaska has long been Boise’s largest carrier and we’re excited to grow our presence with new eastward connections,” said Brett Catlin, Alaska Airlines vice president of network and alliances. “As Boise continues to grow its diverse and vibrant economy, we look forward to serving the needs of the community with nonstop flights, low fares and great service.”
Last month, city officials rolled out a plan to offer new incentives for airlines to add Boise routes.
The new flights are the latest in a series of announcements. Even with the pandemic slicing air travel dramatically, Boise managed to add multiple new destinations in recent months. This includes a twice-weekly flight to Nashville starting in May and a daily flight to Atlanta. The airport also added seasonal service to New York City on JetBlue, starting later this year.