BOISE — Southwest Airlines will stop offering nonstop flights between Boise and Portland, Ore., this spring.

“The current fuel environment doesn't allow us to continue operating that market with nonstop service,” Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said over email.

The company studied the data for years before pulling the plug on these flights, he said.

“What we're seeing across the U.S. is a shift from so-called 'short haul' demand to more, longer-haul itineraries,” Hawkins said, noting that Southwest customers can connect to Portland through Oakland, Calif., and Las Vegas.

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