New Frontier, old Frontier: Airline to return to Boise

Frontier Airlines is set to return to the Boise Airport.

A new non-stop route between Boise and Denver will be offered starting in spring of 2018, according to the airline.

The airline dropped service between Boise and Denver in 2011 -- and has since gone through bankruptcy proceedings and several corporate maneuvers.

This will give the Boise Airport seven full-line airlines, joining Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest and United. (Fun fact: United Airlines was founded in Boise).

Frontier will join United and Southwest in offering direct flights to Denver from BOI. Frontier operates a hub in Denver, giving Boise clients a number of connecting destination opetions.

The company is now an ultra-low-cost airline with so-called "slimline seats," which in general don't recline and are much thinner than traditional airline seats. The company also charges for many items that are normally part of an a standard airline ticket.

(Thanks, Ben, for the tip!)