Spirit Airlines announces it will start flights from Boise Airport


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The flying yellow highlighters are coming. Spirit Airlines announced it would soon service the Boise Airport, with flights to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The airline, known for low fares with upcharges for many features, and bright yellow planes, will start service to Boise in August, it announced today. Spirit is also set to merge with Frontier Airlines, which has twice provided service to Boise — and twice pulled out of the market.

The service will fly daily.

“It’s going to be a great day when we welcome Boise guests on the brightest planes in the sky for the first time and provide new, convenient nonstop flights to Las Vegas, with dozens of exciting connection opportunities across the country,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “We look forward to introducing More Go for the growing population of the Treasure Valley and visitors wanting to visit the scenic state of Idaho.”

Spirit is the second airline to announce flights to Boise in as many weeks. Last week, Avelo Airlines said it would start flights from Boise to Hollywood Burbank later this year.

The Spirit flights will be the fourth airline to service Las Vegas. Allegiant and Southwest already fly the route, with Alaska Airlines, set to start service to Vegas in June.

Spirit is the ninth carrier to service the Boise Airport.

The latest passenger numbers for January show the airport remains far below the levels for January of 2020. In January of this year, a total of 284,782 folks got on or off a flight at BOI. In January of 2020, the total number of passengers stood at 316,211. That’s a decrease of about 11%.

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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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