Airline Service Development & Capital Projects

Airline Service Development

We are continually working towards maintaining our existing air service, as well as pursuing new viable and sustaining routes. To learn more about Airfares and the challenges of air service development at IDA, click on the Whitepapers below:

IDA Airfare Pricing Analysis

Air Service Development at IDA

IDA Eastbound Airline Service Analysis

Five-Year Capital Improvement Program

The airport is committed to providing first-class airport services and staying competitive. The airport will accomplish this by maintaining the highest levels of safety and security; systematically improving infrastructure; implementing effective marketing strategies; improving the customer experience by staying up to date with emerging technologies; and balancing the roles of operating the airport as a public service and business enterprise.

As a designated non-hub, primary commercial service airport within the National Transportation System, IDA maintains close coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airports District Office and the Idaho Transportation Department - Division of Aeronautics for approval and funding of the Airport's revolving five-year Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP). The ACIP is primarily funded by grants from the Federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) via Entitlement and occasional Discretionary funding at 93.75%. The level of AIP Entitlements received are based on the number of annually enplaned, scheduled airline passengers. Airports must compete for annual Discretionary funding through a FAA project ranking system with safety-sensitive and federally mandated projects having the highest criteria. The AIP program is contingent upon congressional appropriation. ACIP projects can also be funded by occasional grants from the State, Passenger Facility Charges (PFC), Customer Facility Charges (CFC) and/or local Airport budgeted funds.

Each year in collaboration with the FAA-ADO and State DOA, a coordinated ACIP review process occurs. The ACIP includes a listing of capital projects or equipment to be purchased; the projects are ranked in order of preference; a financial plan is depicted for each project; and a timetable for the construction or completion of each project. After FAA and State evaluation and confirmation of available funding, the Airport can proceed with grant applications, design, and construction of projects or purchasing of equipment.

Only certain types of projects and equipment are "eligible" for federal and state funding under the AIP. Every phase of a project must be closely coordinated and approved by the FAA including environmental; pre-design; design; construction; construction administration and project closeout. Compliance with specific, multiple FAA Regulations, Grant Assurances, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements must be maintained at all times to remain in good standing and be eligible for federal funding. This includes, but is not limited to, the completion of a "clean" annual audit of revenue from an independent auditor and a valid Airport Operating Certificate.

To review a summary of the IDA Five-Year Capital Improvement Program, click here.

To review the airport layout plan, click here.