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  • Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines Announces Major Boise Expansion with New Flights and More Routes

Alaska Airlines has launched new service between Boise, Idaho and Chicago-O’Hare and Austin. The carrier will also offer new nonstop service between Boise and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Washington, as well as Phoenix.


Alaska Airlines Bombardier Q400 (DHC Dash 8-400) - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Thursday (June 17, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced an expansion to and from Boise, Idaho, where the airline has long been the city’s largest carrier. Starting today, Alaska launched nonstop service between Boise and Chicago-O’Hare, as well as Austin. The airline further announced that they will start new service between Boise and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Washington and Phoenix. This winter, Alaska Airlines will offer 30 daily nonstop departures from Boise to 14 destinations on Alaska and their sister carrier, Horizon Air.


In Thursday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of Network and Alliances, Brett Catlin, said,


Our guests are showing us how excited they are about our new service to Chicago and Austin from to Chicago from Boise with strong bookings throughout the summer months. Our new year-round route bridging Boise and Pullman-Moscow will offer a crucial link to that area's two major universities, and the seasonal nonstop to Phoenix is another terrific way to quickly escape to sunshine and warmth in the desert this winter.”


Also commenting on Alaska’s Boise expansion, Boise Airport’s Director, Rebecca Hupp, added,


“The Boise Airport is grateful that Alaska Airlines continues to improve connectivity for residents of the Treasure Valley. With Idaho's vast rural geography, regional flights are an important link in our transportation system. I'm confident the nonstop service to Pullman-Moscow matches the needs of our community, and I'm thrilled Alaska is connecting two important regions of the state again.”


Alaska Airlines' New Flights From Boise, Idaho - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize (from November 2021). The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. Along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. On March 31, 2021, Alaska Airlines became the 14th member of the oneworld global alliance. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).



Source: Alaska Airlines