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Alaska Airlines announces 2 new routes out of Boise, Idaho

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has announced 2 new routes from Boise in Idaho. Together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines will have 30 daily nonstop flights to 14 destinations this winter.

The largest carrier in Boise has just added flights to 2 new destinations. This comes on the same day (17th June) on which the airline started nonstop service between Boise and Chicago O’Hare, and Boise and Austin.

Starting 17th August 2021, Alaska Airlines will fly daily between Boise Airport and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Washington. The schedule for the flight is:

  • Boise-Pullman
  • Departure time: 11:10
  • Arrival time: 11:15
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Flight number: AS2492
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Pullman-Boise
  • Departure time: 11:55
  • Arrival time: 13:54
  • Flight time: 59 minutes
  • Flight number: AS2496
  • Frequency: Daily

Flights to Pullman will be operated by a 76-seater De Havilland Canada Dash 8 Q400 aircraft.

Brett Catlin, Vice President of Network and Alliances, Alaska Airlines, said:

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. 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.

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Starting 19th November 2021 and running through 18th April 2022, the carrier will operate a seasonal flight between Boise Airport and Phoenix’s Sky Harbour International Airport in Arizona. The flight schedule is:

  • Boise-Phoenix
  • Departure time: 10:30
  • Arrival time: 12:30
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: AS3475
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Phoenix-Boise
  • Departure time: 13:10
  • Arrival time: 15:15
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 5 minutes
  • Flight number: AS3476
  • Frequency: Daily

Alaska will deploy a 76-seater Embraer E175 aircraft on Phoenix route which features 12 first class seats and 64 standard economy class seats.

Rebecca Hupp, Director of Boise Airport, said:

The Boise Airport is grateful that Alaska Airlines continues to improve connectivity for residents of the Treasure Valley. 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.

This winter, Alaska’s route map from Boise will look like this:

Photo: Alaska Airlines

Scott Green, President of University of Idaho, said:

Nonstop air service between Moscow and Boiseimproves access for our Vandal families to engage in the quality education offered at our residential campus. 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.

Recently, Alaska Airlines announced expansion plans from United States’ West Coast and also new routes for summer season.

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