Jul. 8, 2015

Boise Airport Remodel Incorporates Local Ambiance

by Amanda Watson

Over the past six months, the Boise Airport has been transforming. Travelers may have noticed more of a local vibe to the restaurants, shops and coffee bars. This week, the Boise Airport celebrated the completion of a major concession remodel—one that incorporates a strong locavore ambiance and celebrates all of the best of Boise. 

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Dec. 31, 2014

Local Restaurants Now Open at the Boise Airport

by ​Jess Flynn

Boise travelers will have a couple of local favorite food options next time they fly. Parrilla Grill and Big City Coffee, located pre-security and on Concourse B, respectively, both opened this past week.

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Mar. 4, 2016

River City Coffee & Cafe to Open at the Boise Airport

by Boise Airport

The Boise Airport is welcoming another local restaurant. River City Coffee & Cafe to open at the Boise Airport on Monday, March 7. The concession will serve fresh pastries, baked goods, sandwiches, wraps and coffee. River City Coffee has been in business for nearly 10 years at their local storefront located on State Street in Boise.

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Jul. 26, 2017

Frontier Airlines Returns to Boise Airport

Frontier Airlines, which last flew out of Boise in fall 2011, has announced plans to begin service next spring between Boise and Denver. “It’s absolutely great news,” said Sean Briggs, spokesman for the Boise Airport. Airport officials spoke with Frontier executives a couple of years ago and were told the airline was interested in returning to Boise. “They mentioned they were looking at Boise, but it sounded like it was more of a three- to five-year plan, so we were pretty excited to see it happen as quick as it did,” Briggs said.

Frontier spokesman Richard Oliver said the company is pleased to be coming back to Boise. “It’s a destination people have been asking for and a place people have been asking for low-fare service,” Oliver said. The Denver-based carrier expects to begin service between the two cities around May 10, Oliver said. Frontier plans to use Airbus A319s or A320s, which carry 160 to 180 passengers.

Mar. 10, 2017

American Airlines To Begin Nonstop Service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport

by Boise Airport

On July 5, 2017, American Airlines will begin nonstop service between Boise and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The new service will operate once daily on a Bombardier CRJ700. The jet will have six first class seats, and 64 coach class seats.

“We are thrilled with American Airlines’ decision to increase their footprint in Boise”, said Rebecca Hupp, Boise Airport Director. “Additional Chicago service is a big win for the Treasure Valley’s business community and residents. American Airlines has hundreds of connections from Chicago O’Hare, making East Coast and international travel a little bit easier.”

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Jun. 20, 2017

Allegiant Airlines To Begin Nonstop Service To Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

by Boise Airport

On October 6, 2017, Allegiant Airlines will begin nonstop service between Boise and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The new service will operate twice weekly, with departures and arrivals on Friday and Monday.

With the addition of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, the Boise Airport has service to 21 nonstop destinations, just one less than the record of 22 nonstop destinations served in 2007.

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Jan. 26, 2018

Record Year As Passenger Growth Soars At Boise Airport

by Boise Airport

The Boise Airport set a new passenger record during 2017, as new flights, increased frequencies and low fares deepened its role in connecting Boise to the world.

During 2017, more than 3.5 million passengers flew in and out of the Boise Airport, eclipsing the previous record set in 2007 when 3,365,303 passengers traveled through the airport.

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May. 31, 2016

The Boise Airport - Idaho Packs Its Bags

The marathon lines in many United States airports haven't been seen at the Boise Airport, where Airport Director Rebecca Hupp doesn't take anything for granted.

Hupp was referring to the summer 2015 analysis that revealed security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports, which cost the previous TSA administrator his job.

Even Boise is seeing some of its highest numbers of air travelers ever recorded, but it's something the local airport is prepared for.

"We already had capacity to handle the demand and, while passenger is travel is up, we're in a good position to be prepared for it," Hupp said. "Our airport was designed to handle more."

A recent analysis of Boise enplanements—passenger boarding data—shows March numbers were 11.5 higher than in 2015 and 17 percent higher than in 2013. In total, Boise Airport officials count nearly 3 million passengers per year, with hundreds of thousands more people walking through the doors to greet or drop off loved ones.

That number will undoubtedly go up sooner than later. On the evening of Wednesday, June 1, American Airlines flight No. 473 from Dallas/Fort Worth will touch down at the Boise Airport, inaugurating daily direct roundtrip service between Idaho and DFW International Airport in Texas, one of the nation's largest travel hubs.

Mar. 8, 2016

I Am The City - Milka, Boise Airport

LIV Boise City, Milka

Boise's people can tell the story of the region better than anyone. Milka moved to Boise from Bosnia 16 years ago.  She is a face for our community and the 3 million passengers that travel through the Boise Airport each year. Listen to her inspiring story.

Apr. 7, 2016

Boise Airport Wins Multiple Concession Awards at National Event

by Boise Airport

On Tuesday night (April 5) the Boise Airport was awarded “Best Retail Program (Small Airports)” and “Best Food & Beverage Program (Small Airports)” at the annual Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Concessions Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida.

“Boise’s unique flavor, taste and character is reflected by the local restaurants and businesses that cater to visitors at the Boise Airport,” said Mayor David Bieter. “These awards underline our city’s role as model and trend-setter. I couldn’t be more proud of the vision and hard work that has made this success possible.” 

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Dec. 11, 2014

New Public Art at BOI

If you’re one of the thousands traveling through BOI during this busy holiday season, take time to look at the art throughout the building. The work commissioned for this municipal airport relates to our local environment and the travel experience. In the past year, the Department of Arts & History installed two new artworks you can view before heading through security.

Feb. 5, 2015

Celebrating the experience of flying through art

Photo by Boise Arts & History Department

The City of Boise Arts & History Department and the Boise Airport dedicated the newest piece of public art today, Sky Bridge by artist Seth Palmiter, which celebrates the experience of flying and the wonder of air travel. 

Feb. 24, 2015

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop from Boise to LAX

by Admin

Allegiant announces new nonstop, jet service from Boise to Los Angeles. Beginning June 5, 2015, Boise travelers can fly nonstop to sunny Southern California in addition to Allegiant's existing service to Las Vegas.  

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Jul. 2, 2015

Alaska Airlines to Begin Nonstop Reno Service

by Boise Airport

Beginning November 5, Alaska Airlines will offer a daily nonstop flight from Reno to Boise. The second nonstop route announced by Alaska Air this year brings the Boise Airport to a total of 19 nonstop destinations across the nation. These flights deepen Boise’s ties with Western states, allowing one easy flight for recreation, business and leisure visitors. 

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Mar. 26, 2015

Alaska Air beefs up in Boise; now at 8 nonstop routes

USA Today took note of all the new routes being announced in Boise, "Alaska Airlines continues to beef up its presence within the West, announcing a new route between Boise and Spokane, Wash...

Alaska Air's Spokane service is the third new route to be announced for Boise so far in 2015. Delta will add nonstop service to Seattle in May while leisure carrier Allegiant Air will begin flying to Los Angeles in June.

Aug. 27, 2015

SkyWest Celebrates Grand Opening, 100 New Jobs

by Amanda Watson

Community and state leaders gathered this week to celebrate what community leaders are calling the most exciting piece of news in an exhilarating year for Boise Airport.

The 135,000 square foot SkyWest maintenance hangar was merely an idea 16 months prior. In spring of 2014, representatives from the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, the City of Boise, Boise Airport, Jackson Jet Center and the Idaho Department of Commerce flew to SkyWest Headquarters to recruit the company to choose Boise for its new maintenance facility. Shortly thereafter, those same representatives were breaking ground on the $20 million hangar. Ten short months later, the maintenance facility is ready to open. 

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Mar. 21, 2015

Alaska Airlines Announces Daily Nonstop Flights to Spokane

by Admin

The Boise Airport announced its third new route this year with Alaska Airlines offering daily nonstop flights from Boise to Spokane beginning August 25, 2015. Flights will operate twice daily, in the morning and afternoon. Alaska Airlines offers nonstop service from Boise to Spokane, Portland, Lewiston, Sacremento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle. 

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Jun. 5, 2015

Allegiant Announces Boise to LA Nonstop Flight

by Boise Airport

Allegiant has announced the beginning of its low-cost, nonstop flight service from Boise to Los Angeles. The new flight will operate twice a week. Flight times, days and fares can be found at Allegiant.com. LA is the second destination served by Allegiant from Boise in addition to exisiting flights to and from Las Vegas. 

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May. 5, 2015

Delta Begins Nonstop Boise to Seattle Flight

by Boise Airport

Delta Airlines began it's nonstop flight service from Boise to Seattle on Friday. Four flights are offered daily, departing from both Boise and Seattle at various times throughout the day. Delta's new service deepens Boise's connection with Seattle, a key destination for Boise Valley business and leisure travelers. 

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