New non-stop flights will link Reno to Boise
Alaska Airlines is adding a daily non-stop flight from Reno to Boise come this fall.
Horizon Air, Alaska’s sister carrier, will start taking passengers on the 76-seat plane to and from Nevada on November 5.
“Boise is a great addition to our growing list of non-stops and it will also provide convenient connecting service to Spokane, Washington,” Marily Mora, president/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport said. “We appreciate Alaska Airlines bringing Boise back to our community.”
Non-stop service to Boise was previously offered on Southwest Airlines but left Reno-Tahoe in January 2012. For three years, the staff at Reno-Tahoe has worked diligently to bring the popular service back.
“Alaska Airlines is showing its growing commitment to the Reno-Tahoe region,” Mora said. “Now that we have landed this service again for our community, it is very important for our region to support the flight and fill the seats.”
Flights will depart Reno at 4:35 p.m. and arrive in Boise at 6:55 p.m. It will depart Boise at 6:15 p.m. and arrive in Reno at 6:44 p.m. The Boise route also offers connectivity in to another popular market, Spokane, Washington, with only a half hour connect time.
Alaska will be offering introductory low fares for a limited time.
This new service to Boise is in addition to two big air service announcements recently made by Reno-Tahoe International: JetBlue started non-stop daily flights to New York City, into JFK Airport on May 28. And Volaris Airlines has offered twice-weekly international service to Guadalajara, Mexico since December 2014.
“Nonstop air service to Reno is something our travelers have been craving for several years; we’re excited that Alaska Airlines will be providing that direct link,” said Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp, in a statement.
“Whether visiting for business or leisure, I’m sure Treasure Valley residents will enjoy all Reno and Lake Tahoe have to offer.”
“I point out many cases of where privately owned companies do just as bad a job as publicly owned companies,” says Reno resident and former teacher Robert (R.D.) Gardner.