Alaska Airlines in June will launch new daily service between Boise, Idaho, and both Austin, Texas, and Chicago O’Hare, the carrier announced.
Service to both cities will begin June 17 on Embraer 175 aircraft operated by Horizon Air, Alaska’s regional subsidiary. The service to Austin will “connect two capital cities with robust tech economies,” according to Alaska, and the service to Chicago will bring domestic and international connections via American Airlines, as Alaska nears its entry into the Oneworld alliance. The carrier also will be adding an additional daily flight between Boise and Sacramento.
With the new flights, Alaska will have 28 daily flights to 12 destinations out of Boise, cementing its status as the city’s largest carrier, according to Alaska Airlines VP of network and alliances Brett Catlin.
Additionally on June 17, Horizon will begin operating new service between Seattle and both Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Redding, Calif.