Alaska Airlines keeps growing in Boise where they’ve long been the largest carrier. Alaska Airlines is flying their passengers in Idaho’s Treasure Valley to the places they’re eager to visit. Starting today, they’re launching daily nonstop service between Boise and Chicago O’Hare, and Boise and Austin. Also today, Alaska is announcing new nonstop flying between Boise and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Washington, and Boise and Phoenix.
Service to Phoenix, Austin and Chicago
“Our guests are showing us how excited they are about our new service to Chicago and Austin from Boise with strong bookings throughout the summer months,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “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.”
As vaccination rates rise, so does the quest to travel again. Families and friends want to see each other face-to-face and share a hug – not another video call. Alaska is adding new routes and more flights to make those connections easier. This winter, they’ll have up to 30 daily nonstop departures from Boise to 14 destinations on Alaska and our sister carrier Horizon Air. They already have more nonstop destinations and more daily departures from Boise than any other airline. Alaska’s commitment to Boise Airport and our guests only becomes stronger.
“The Boise Airport is grateful that Alaska Airlines continues to improve connectivity for residents of the Treasure Valley,” said Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp. “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.”
“Nonstop air service between Moscow and Boise improves access for our Vandal families to engage in the quality education offered at our residential campus,” said University of Idaho President Scott Green. “It’s our goal to break down barriers to access and do our part to improve the go-on rate of our state. This flight is also vital to all of Idaho’s residents to participate most fully in government and business.”
The Alaska Air Group is in a unique position as it owns both a mainline carrier – Alaska Airlines and a regional airline – Horizon. This partnership allows Alaska to build and expand service from many regional airports on the west coast. Now Boise residents will be able to fly longer-distance routes nonstop instead of connecting in Seattle. Alaska’s post-pandemic recovery includes increasing and expanding service from their regional airports. The E-175 jet is the perfect aircraft for flying “long and thin routes” that can make these new routes profitable.