IDAHO FALLS – This weekend marked a month since Boise and Idaho Falls were connected again with nonstop air service, bringing two of the state’s economic hubs together.
The daily flight from the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) on Alaska Airlines leaves to Boise around 9 a.m., providing convenient, nonstop access in about an hour. A return flight comes back to Idaho Falls in the evening, allowing travelers to conduct business and be home on the same day.
“We have had lots of positive responses from those who have been able to utilize this flight,” said Idaho Falls Regional Airport Director Rick Cloutier. “What used to take hours of driving, cutting into productivity, now allows travelers to have better use of their time and money through this flight on Alaska Airlines.”
The community has asked for a flight connecting Boise for some time and now this flight has arrived as Boise becomes a focus city for Alaska Airlines. The flight also links all key population centers across the state. In Boise, Alaska Airlines’ connects to 15 other cities, including Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Chicago and Austin.
“The Alaska Airlines flight to Boise gives people going to and from Idaho Falls more options for their vacation travel,” Cloutier said. “We really apricate Alaska Airlines for taking interest in Idaho Falls as a place people want to travel to and from."
The daily, year-round flight is operated with a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft offering passengers a comfortable and reliable flight experience. Customers will enjoy the spacious interior cabin with 76 seats arranged in a two-by-two configuration.
IDA is currently in the middle of another record-setting year as more travelers take to the skies from the premier airport destination in the region. The airport recently completed a $12 million 38,000-square-foot expansion project. The expansion project, funded entirely by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aviation Improvement Program, has added two new terminal gates, an improved Transportation Security Administration screening area and expanded restaurant space.
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