JetBlue announced it will add operations at the Boise Airport this summer – and give travelers a direct route from Boise to New York City.
At the beginning, the flight will operate as a redeye – leaving just before midnight Boise time and landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 6:30amET the next morning.
Travelers leaving NYC heading for Boise will see a flight take off at 7:15pm ET and land in Boise just after 11pm MT. The flights will run Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The new service will start on July 2nd – and only run until September 6th for “summer seasonal” service. Airport officials said JetBlue may extend it if the flight proves popular.
“With travelers looking for unique destinations where they can truly escape and enjoy the outdoors, Boise is an ideal destination to add to our route map this summer,” JetBlue’s VP of network planning Andrea Lusso said. “At the same time, Boise service further diversifies JetBlue’s flying and introduces the only nonstop service between Idaho’s capital and our customer bases in the Northeast.”
The flight announcement adds another new destination for Boise travelers – and the first along the Eastern seaboard. Airport officials said it will also represent the longest flight from Boise. The Airport also announced a flight on Delta to Atlanta last year.
“JetBlue is an established and well-respected company, we are thrilled to welcome the airline to Boise and build a strong partnership together,” Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp said. “Nonstop service to New York City is something our community has been asking for, and it has been a goal of mine for several years. I’m very optimistic that this route will be successful for JetBlue and our travelers.”
Once the NYC trip gets online, BOI will offer direct service to 23 airports. Last week, the airport announced a new flight on Allegiant between Boise and Nashville.