Boise Airport Positioned for Growth in 2014
New Air Service Set to Come in June
Despite January's weather playing havoc with the airlines and flight schedules across the country, the Boise Airport's 4.6% increase in passengers appears to reflect the improving local business economy.
The Airport closed out 2013 on the positive side with a modest increase in passengers. Allegiant introduced new service to Honolulu and Alaska commenced daily non-stop flights to San Diego. The region now enjoys nonstop service to 18 destinations.
Announced in December, the new Southwest seasonal flight to Chicago Midway International Airport will provide much needed seat capacity for travel to the east coast and mid-west regions. That service is scheduled to begin June 8, 2014.
Alaska will also bring new flights to Boise beginning June 16, 2014, with nonstop service to Salt Lake City. Other carriers are also increasing the size of aircraft on existing routes and/or adding frequencies to existing destinations. These increases in capacity will make it easier for passengers to travel to and from Boise and are an indication of potential growth and airline confidence in the Boise market.
BOISE AIRPORT (BOI) is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Boise general funds are used to operate the Airport. BOI is served by 6 airlines which offer daily service to 18 non-stop cities. In 2013, more than 2.6 million passengers traveled through Boise Airport.