JetBlue Begins Service to Idaho, With the Only Nonstop Flights Between Boise and the East Coast
Updated: Jul 9
JetBlue has officially launched service at Boise Airport in Idaho, with the carrier’s first flight departing New York-JFK at just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The summer seasonal service will operate four times weekly through Labor Day.
On Friday (July 2, 2021), JetBlue announced the launch of service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boise Airport (BOI) in Idaho. The inaugural flight departed JFK at just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The new summer service will operate four times weekly now through Labor Day and the carrier plans to resume the service for summer 2022. JetBlue will now be the only carrier offering nonstop service between Boise and the Northeast. The route will be operated with an Airbus A320 offering JetBlue’s award-winning service, more legroom, free Fly-Fi, complimentary unlimited snacks and soft drinks, and free live DIRECTV® at every seat.
In Friday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Vice President of Network Planning, Andrea Lusso, said,
“With new service in Boise we’re once again diversifying the JetBlue route map, advancing our New York focus city strategy and growing our customer base by connecting more people to the places they want to go. Boise is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and our new flights land at the perfect time to meet growing demand with the only nonstop service between Idaho’s capital and the Northeast.”
Also commenting on the new service, Boise Airport’s Director, Rebecca Hupp, added,
“Our community is delighted to welcome JetBlue to the Boise Airport with their low-fares and award-winning service. This is a huge win for our customers who can now fly nonstop to New York City, spending more time in the Big Apple and less time getting there.”
Boise is JetBlue’s first destination in Idaho and the 31st U.S. state served by the airline. The city offers a blend of urban and outdoor activities, both active and relaxing, as well as family-friendly and welcoming. Boise also has diverse cultural offerings and unlimited recreation, including close access to some of the country’s most sought after with water rafting and ski destinations and nearly 200 miles of trails.
JetBlue’s new JFK-Boise service is now the longest route served from Boise Airport. The airport commenced operations in its current location in 1938 and a terminal expansion was completed in 2003. The airport now has two concourses with 23 gates and multiple restaurants and retail shops. For summer 2020, Boise Airport will operate an average of 83 daily flights, and in 2019 the airport recorded a record 4.1 million travelers.
JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. During summer 2021, JetBlue will launch new trans-Atlantic service to London. JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.