Despite the impact COVID-19 has had on air travel, the Boise Airport continues to make progress in growing nonstop air service for residents of the Treasure Valley. This week alone, airlines announced nonstop service from Boise to Atlanta and Palm Springs, both of which we’re previously unserved markets. With the additions, the Boise Airport now has nonstop service to 20 destinations across the U.S. on seven airlines.
An east coast destination has long been sought after by the community and beginning November 20, 2020 Delta Air Lines will fill that void with year-round daily flights to Atlanta. The nonstop flight to Atlanta will become the longest route served from Boise, and the furthest to the east. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is not only an excellent gateway to the east coast, but it also provides great connectivity throughout the world.
There will now be two airlines flying nonstop to Palm Springs this winter, as both Allegiant Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced new seasonal service to the destination. Allegiant will fly twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, while Alaska Airlines will fly the route once daily. Allegiant’s service will begin November 19, 2020 and Alaska’s service will begin December 17, 2020.
Alaska Airlines had also previously begun, twice-daily, service to San Francisco in early September. The airline also announced they will fly additional frequencies to Los Angeles, moving from once a day to three-times per day beginning in late December as well.
While passenger traffic remains significantly lower than 2019’s record levels, the Boise Airport is trending better than the national average by 5-10 percentage points. Filling the seats on these new routes will be the key to success in ensuring these flights continue for years to come.