On behalf of Alaska Airlines, its sister regional carrier Horizon Air will begin twice-daily non-stop service between Boise in Idaho and Spokane in Washington...

On behalf of Alaska Airlines, its sister regional carrier Horizon Air will begin twice-daily non-stop service between Boise in Idaho and Spokane in Washington on August 24.

To promote the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering introductory one-way fares priced from $69 in each direction on the new Horizon Air route.


Horizon Air has now painted many aircraft in its all-Bombardier Q400 fleet in the colors of sister mainline carrier Alaska Airlines, since the two carriers operate a combined network under the Alaska Airlines name. Horizon Air does, however, have a number of Q400s painted in special-theme liveries commemorating the colors of major universities in the cities it serves

Horizon Air has now painted many aircraft in its all-Bombardier Q400 fleet in the colors of sister mainline carrier Alaska Airlines, since the two carriers operate a combined network under the Alaska Airlines name. Horizon Air does, however, have a number of Q400s painted in special-theme liveries commemorating the colors of major universities in the cities it serves

 

In order to obtain the introductory fares, tickets must be purchased by March 26. Travel under the intorductory fares must be completed by November 18, 2015.

“Boise-Spokane is a highly requested market for us and is particularly important for business passengers in the Pacific Northwest,” says John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning. “Our schedule has both morning and evening departures, which are designed to allow day trips in both directions.”

According to Alaska Airlines, its network offers more non-stop flights to more destinations from Boise than any other airline

With the addition of Spokane, Alaska Airlines (including Horizon Air flights) will fly to eight destinations from Boise: Lewiston, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento; Salt Lake City; San Diego; San Jose; Seattle; and Spokane.

A Bombardier Q400 of Horizon Air has flown in the colors of the University of Idaho from November 2010. The aircraft joined a growing fleet of Q400s which Alaska Airlines' sister regional carrier has painted in the colors of major public universities that are located in the cities it serves

A Bombardier Q400 of Horizon Air has flown in the colors of the University of Idaho from November 2010. The aircraft joined a growing fleet of Q400s which Alaska Airlines’ sister regional carrier has painted in the colors of major public universities that are located in the cities it serves

 

Horizon Air will operate the new Boise-Spokane round-trips, each sector of which is scheduled for a block time of just under 70 minutes, with 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop regional airliners.

The regional airline will begin operating one of its two daily Spokane-Boise round-trips on August 24. This flight will leave Spokane International Airport (IATA code GEG) at 3:20 p.m. daily from August 24 and land at Boise Airport (BOI) at 5:28 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, Horizon Air’s return flight will depart BOI at 7:25 p.m. daily from August 24 and reach GEG at 7:34 p.m. local time.

One of the many special-themed aircraft in Horizon Air's aircraft fleet is this Bombardier Q400 painted in the colors of the Boise State University Broncos football team

One of the many special-themed aircraft in Horizon Air’s aircraft fleet is this Bombardier Q400 painted in the colors of the Boise State University Broncos football team

 

Horizon Air will begin its second daily round-trip (actually two separate flights, departing from each end of the route at the same time) daily from August 25. In the Spokane-Boise direction, its flight will leave GEG at 6:20 a.m. and touch down at BOI at 8:28 local time.

In the other direction, Horizon Air’s second daily Boise-Spokane flight will depart BOI at 6:20 a.m. and reach GEG at 6:29 a.m. Spokane is in the North American Pacific time zone, whereas Boise in the Mountain time zone, which is one hour later than Pacific time.

Alasksa Airlines is offering members of its Mileage Plan double mileage points on the new route between August 24 and September 24, 2015. To qualify, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan and register at www.alaskaair.com.

Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll at no cost online.

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