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Another new airline plans to fly out of Boise, with a new destination


Travelers in Boise will soon be able to fly direct to Reno, Nevada again. Aha Airlines announced it would start flying between the two cities in August.

The service will launch on August 31, and fly three times per week in each direction. Right now, to get to Reno from Boise, travelers either have to drive — or connect in a third city.

Boise previously had direct flights to Reno on Alaska Airlines, but that airline stopped flying the route in 2020.

“Connecting Boise and the greater Treasure Valley to the Reno-Tahoe area will have such a positive impact for our region,” Boise Mayor Lauren McLean said. “Whether it means an easier trip to support our team at a Mountain West game, a quick flight for business travelers, or easy access to friends and family in the Reno area—I’m confident the nonstop service to Reno matches the needs of our community.”

Boise has seen a spate of new carriers starting service. Avelo Airlines and Spirit Airlines both announced plans to add new flights. Another carrier, JetBlue, launched a flight to New York City last year, which it quietly killed this spring.

Aha is based in Reno, and flies smaller planes without middle seats. The carrier is a public-facing brand for ExpressJet, which flies planes branded to United Express, Delta Connection, and American Eagle.

“This has been the number one route that air passengers have requested since we launched Aha last October,” ExpressJet business unit head Tim Sieber said. “We are thrilled to add Boise to our growing list of markets served with convenient, nonstop flights to all the excitement and fun that the Reno Tahoe region has to offer.”

The flight will run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Planes will leave Reno at 5:25 pm PT and arrive in Boise at 7:45 pm MT. The plane would then turn around and head back to Reno at 8:30 pm MT with an 8:50 pm PT arrival.

The Reno flight brings the total nonstop destinations from Boise to 27.

Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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