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Alaska Airways launches new Boise, Chicago, Idaho Falls and Redding flights

Alaska Airlines is adding four new routes to its Pacific Northwest service

  • Alaska Airlines daily non-stop flights connect Boise with Chicago and Austin
  • New service planned between Seattle and two new destinations: Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Redding, California
  • Alaska Airlines is also adding an additional daily flight between Boise and Sacramento

With an eye to recovery and growth, Alaska Airlines is expanding its Pacific Northwest connections and today announced four new routes, including Boise’s connection with Chicago O’Hare and Austin, and two new destinations from Seattle.

On June 17, Alaska Airlines will commence daily non-stop service between Boise and Chicago and between Boise and Austin. Both routes are flown all year round with the Embraer 175 from Horizon Air and its three-class cabin. With these new flights, Alaska will have 28 daily departures from Boise to 12 cities this year.

The flights between Idaho’s largest city and the Windy City allow Alaska’s guests to connect to American Airlines’ domestic and international network. When Alaska joins the oneworld alliance with American on March 31, guests can expect a seamless travel experience.

“Alaska has long been Boise’s largest airline and we are excited to add new connections east to our presence,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of networking and alliances for Alaska Airlines. “As Boise continues to build its diverse and dynamic economy, we look forward to serving the needs of the community with non-stop flights, low fares and great service.”

Alaska’s new service between Boise and Austin will connect two major cities with resilient tech economies. The airline is also adding an additional daily flight between Boise and Sacramento.

“Today’s announcement from Alaska Airlines is a testament to their commitment to growing with Treasure Valley. The new flights open up markets and create better connectivity for Boise residents and visitors, ”said Rebecca Hupp, director of Boise Airport. “Boise Airport looks forward to continuing our strong partnership with Alaska Airlines into the future.”

There are two new Alaska destinations on the program this summer: Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Redding, California. Both locations offer excellent outdoor opportunities, especially this summer as more and more travelers are looking for open space to spread their wings. Idaho Falls is the western gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Shasta and the Redwoods.

Year-round service will connect both Idaho Falls and Redding to Seattle on Horizon’s Q400 turboprop aircraft starting June 17. Idaho Falls does not currently offer year-round flights to any West Coast airport, and this new service will be the only non-stop service between Seattle and Redding.

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