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An Alaska Airlines commuter flight arrives in Boise, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Alaska Airlines launched daily direct flights from the Boise Airport to Las Vegas and Idaho Falls on Thursday. Both of the new routes fly on aircraft that feature 76 seats, with no middle seats, the airline announced.

“We have deep roots in the Treasure Valley and our commitment to our guests in southern Idaho keeps getting stronger,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “Reconnecting Boise and Idaho Falls with nonstop air service will drive economic activity and enable further growth of our Boise focus city.”

Since Alaska Airlines designated Boise as a focus city, the airline has added direct routes to Burbank, California; Palm Springs, California; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Austin, Texas; Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport; Phoenix; and Everett, Washington.

Other airlines continue to add or remove flights into Boise. Recently, JetBlue canceled its route to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Meanwhile, according to airport spokesperson Shawna Samuelson, Delta will add a second nonstop flight from Boise to Atlanta for the summer., starting July 11 This route will be an overnight red-eye and will run every day except Saturday.

You can read our full story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up today's Idaho Press; it's on the front page.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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