Even with an overall slowdown in air traffic at the Boise Airport, and with big pieces of the airport’s master plan on hold – a project is underway.
Scott Hedrick Construction sent along photos of work to build a new boarding bridge on the C Concourse – dubbed Gate C8A. The new boarding bridge will service Alaska Airlines, and allow for larger planes to connect to the airport via jetbridge.
The project, estimated to cost $1.1 million, will add the 100-foot jet bridge and connection to the airport.
BOI last added a new jet bridge connection in 2017. That project also added spaced for a larger Alaska plane to connect to the terminal.
The airport put its overall expansion plans on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just weeks before it was set to start, a project to add a new employee parking garage was called off. The airport saw a dramatic, historic drop in passenger traffic in April. It also saw a big influx of cash from the federal government’s CARES Act legislation.