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JetBlue arrives in Boise, Idaho

"Blue Better Believe It"

JetBlue Airways on July 2 announced it has officially launched service at Boise Airport (BOI) in Idaho, with the airline’s first flight departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) just after 4 o’clock. New summer seasonal service operates four times weekly now through Labor Day with plans to resume flying in summer 2022.

Boise becomes JetBlue’s first destination in Idaho and the 31st state served by the airline. Boise is a rare blend of urban and outdoors, active and relaxing, family-friendly and welcoming. It has unique sites and attractions, diverse cultural offerings and unlimited recreation, including close access to some of the country’s most sought after white water rafting and skiing destinations. At the foot of the scenic Boise Front, Boise boasts several Fortune 500 companies with national and international headquarters or divisions, sprawling high-tech campuses and a major university with a distinctive blue football field. This city, with a river running through it, enjoys its easily accessible outdoors as much as its eclectic urban offerings.

JetBlue is now the only airline operating nonstop service between Boise and the Northeast. The route to New York City is the longest-range route operated from Boise Airport, which is a department of the City of Boise. Operations in its current location began in 1938 and a terminal expansion was completed in 2003. Today, the airport has two concourses, comprised of 23 gates, and hosts multiple restaurants and retail shops. This summer, an average of 83 daily flights depart the airport and in 2019, a record high of more than 4.1 million travelers passed through the airport.

JetBlue operates Boise flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N640JB (msn 2832) (Spotlight) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954309.

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Alaska Airlines announces new regional flying from Los Angeles and Boise

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) today announced two new routes from Los Angeles, and one new route from Boise, Idaho. New daily roundtrip service between Los Angeles and Monterey, California; and Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada begin November 5. A new seasonal flight between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte will shuttle skiers and snowboarders from California to Colorado starting in December.

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The flights will be operated by Alaska’s sister carrier Horizon Air (Alaska Horizon) (Seattle/Tacoma), using the pictured 76-seat Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft.

Alaska new flights 6.2015

Alaska also announced today that it will upgauge its flights from Los Angeles to Loreto, Mexico, beginning November 1. The flights are currently operated daily, using 76-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft. Beginning in November, they will be operated Thursday-Sunday using Boeing 737 jets, adding about 70 additional seats each week.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Horizon Air, operating as Alaska Horizon, operates its Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprops from its Seattle hub and now in Alaska. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N441QX (msn 4348) in the University of Alaska Nanooks (Fairbanks) departs from Ted Steven Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

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Allegiant Air’s flight 331 to Boise, Idaho

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Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) flight 331 from Los Angeles to Boise, Idaho with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N423NV (msn 53008) on Friday evening (June 12) was delayed somewhat in arriving at BOI when a fuel leak developed in the auxiliary power unit while taxiing to the gate. Passengers smelled fuel and when the flight stopped at the gate, passengers opened an emergency exit over the wing and tried to exit via the wing. There were no injuries.

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Alaska Airlines to fly from Boise to Spokane

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) will begin daily nonstop service between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, starting August 24, 2015.

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With the addition of Spokane, Alaska Airlines now flies to eight destinations from Boise: Lewiston, Idaho, Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose, California, Seattle/Tacoma and Spokane.

The new flight, which is just under 70 minutes, will be operated by Horizon Air (Alaska Horizon) (Seattle/Tacoma) for Alaska Airlines using 76-seat Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N422QX (msn 4150) climbs away from the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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Gem Air of Idaho applies for an EAS contract in Nebraska

Gem Air Kodiak 100 N838SA (Grd)(Gem Air)(LRW)

Gem Air (Salmon, Idaho) has applied to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate Essential Air Service (EAS) in Nebraska between Chadron and Alliance according to ch-aviation.

Gem Air is an Idaho owned and operated air service that currently offers year-round scheduled flights between Salmon and Boise, Idaho.

During the summer season, the airline offers an expanded schedule with multiple daily flights between Salmon, Boise, McCall, and Stanely, Idaho.

Copyright Photo: Gem Air. Gem Air operates the nine-seat Idaho-built Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak 100 including the pictured N838SA (msn 100-002).

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Delta continues its Seattle/Tacoma expansion, announces 5 new routes

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will launch daily nonstop service next spring from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to five new destinations in the continued expansion of its West Coast hub.

Delta’s new service will include:

Five daily flights to Denver, beginning June 4*
Four daily flights to Sacramento, Calif., beginning May 4* **
Four daily flights to Boise, Idaho, beginning May 4**
One seasonal daily flight to Ketchikan, Alaska beginning May 15**
One seasonal daily flight to Sitka, Alaska beginning May 15**

*Flight operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines
**Flight operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines

Delta will serve the top 15 destinations in the Western U.S. with the addition of Boise, Denver and Sacramento, while Ketchikan and Sitka complete the top five destinations in Alaska. Delta will also increase its number of daily flights from Seattle/Tacoma to Anchorage, Alaska; Atlanta; Calgary, Alberta; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco and Salt Lake City.

On December 20, Delta will begin service from Seattle/Tacoma to several sun and ski destinations, including Bozeman, Mont.**; Maui, Hawaii; Palm Springs, Calif.**; Phoenix**; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and Tucson, Ariz.*; as well as a second daily flight to Honolulu. Additionally, Delta commenced service to Calgary** and Spokane, Wash.* **, at the beginning of November.

*Flight operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines
**Flight operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines

Delta currently operates 80 peak-day departures to 25 destinations from Seattle and will increase to 93 peak-day departures to 32 destinations in December. By next summer, Delta will offer 120 peak-day departures to 35 destinations.

The new routes will allow customers to seamlessly connect to Delta’s ten long-haul international flights from Seattle, while providing compelling travel options to cities important to local customers. Earlier this year, Delta launched international service to London-Heathrow, as well as Seoul and Hong Kong and now provides more international long-haul service from Seattle than all other airlines combined. This includes the top five destinations in Asia and three of the top four destinations in Europe. Delta is the only carrier to offer nonstop service from Seattle to Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo-Haneda.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Compass Airlines is already operating several routes at SeaTac as a Delta Connection carrier with its Embraer 175s. ERJ 170-200LR N608CZ (msn 17000195) taxies to the runway at SEA.

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United expands Embraer 175 operations

United Express ERJ 175s (United)(LRW)

United Airlines (Chicago) will add additional Embraer 175 flights from the San Francisco hub in the fall. In addition to the previously-reported routes, United will add United Express service from SFO with the new E175 flights to Boise (starting on September 30), Calgary (September 21), Dallas/Fort Worth (October 26), Kansas City (October 26), St. Louis (September 20) and Salt Lake City (October 26) per Airline Route.

The SFO flights are expected to be operated by SkyWest Airlines.

SkyWest Airlines operated its E175 inaugural flight, operating as United Express, from Chicago O’Hare to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 17. According to SkyWest, “the milestone represented a tremendous amount of preparation and hard work by many SkyWest employees during the last 15 months.”

Within the next two years, SkyWest will take delivery of 40 new E175s that will operate under an agreement with United Airlines.

According to the airline, “the E175 is the fifth aircraft type in SkyWest’s current fleet, and from full-sized cargo-bins to larger aisles and seats, it’s filled with enhanced features that will help ensure every passenger enjoys a comfortable, convenient flight.”

From Houston, E175 service on flights between the hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Atlanta and New Orleans begins on June 15, and between Houston and Austin starting on June 16. United also launched E175 service between Chicago O’Hare and Minneapolis/St. Paul on June 5; between Chicago O’Hare and Atlanta beginning on June 15; and between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia beginning on June 23.

United Express carrier Mesa Airlines will operate the flights between Houston and Atlanta, Austin and New Orleans. United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines will operate the flights between Chicago and Atlanta, New York LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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United to start nonstop Houston-Boise service starting on August 19

United Airlines (Chicago) will introduced a new daily Bombardier CRJ700 route from the Houston (Bush Intercontinental) hub and Boise, Idaho starting on August 19 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/Airlinersgallery.com. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N765SK (msn 10231) of SkyWest Airlines climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Southwest to launch two new routes from Los Angeles to both Boise and Omaha

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) on June 9 will introduce new daily service from Los Angeles to Omaha, Nebraska. This will be followed by Los Angeles-Boise, Idaho weekly service starting on June 14.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-3H4 N614SW (msn 28033) with Blended Winglets arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Delta announces new flights from Los Angeles to Austin, Boise and San Salvador

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) this summer will continue its expansion at Los Angeles International Airport with new daily nonstop service to Austin, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, along with new daily nonstop service to San Salvador, El Salvador, pending government approval. Delta also has filed for approval to begin daily service between Los Angeles and Monterrey, Mexico.

Delta’s new Los Angeles service includes:

Twice daily nonstop service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

 Flight  Departs  Arrives  Service Begins
2569  AUS at 7:30 a.m.  LAX at 8:25 a.m.  June 16, 2014
2571  AUS at 4:30 p.m.  LAX at 5:45 p.m.  June 16, 2014
2570  LAX at 9:45 a.m.  AUS at 2:40 p.m.  June 16, 2014
2572  LAX at 6:15 p.m.  AUS at 11:30 p.m.  June 16, 2014

Daily nonstop service to Boise Airport

5818  BOI at 6:15 a.m.  LAX at 7:15 a.m.  June 6, 2014
5820  LAX at 7:30 p.m.  BOI at 10:35 p.m.  June 5, 2014

Daily nonstop service to El Salvador International Airport

436  SAL at 7:20 a.m.  LAX at 11:35 a.m.  July 2, 2014
433  LAX at 12:10 a.m.  SAL at 6:10 a.m.  July 2, 2014

Service from Los Angeles to Austin and San Salvador will be operated using Delta Boeing 717 and Boeing 737 aircraft, respectively. Service from Los Angeles to Boise and Monterrey will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines using two-class, 76-seat Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

With new service to Austin, Delta will now connect Los Angeles’ growing Silicon Beach tech and startup community with all the major tech centers in the United States, including: Boston, beginning June 5; New York; Oakland, Calif.; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; Seattle/Tacoma; and now Austin.

Additionally, customers in Austin, Boise, Monterrey and San Salvador will soon have one-stop service to Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda, and Sydney through Delta’s international gateway in Los Angeles.

Delta has made significant enhancements to its Los Angeles service both on the ground and in the air in the last few years. Travelers through Los Angeles will enjoy the benefits of the $229 million expansion and enhancement of Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport. The current project will double the size of the ticketing lobby and screening checkpoints, open an exclusive, separate Sky Priority lobby and checkpoint, and include renovations to the Delta Sky Club and new baggage carousels. The project has already begun and is scheduled to take place in several phases with full completion in 2015.

Delta currently operates 130 flights to 43 destinations from LAX, and every flight offers BusinessElite/First Class and Economy Comfort seating. By this summer, Delta will operate more than 140 peak-day flights to LAX, including our new service. Nearly every domestic flight features Wi-Fi service.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Former AirTran Airways Boeing 717-23S N991AT (msn 55135) completes its final approach into the Atlanta hub.

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