(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is excited to announce that Alaska Airlines will begin nonstop service between Idaho Falls and Seattle, Washington on June 17, 2021, making it the fourth destination added to the airport’s route map this year and marking a major milestone for the community.
The addition of the new, direct Seattle flight gives IDA travelers 10 nonstop destinations to choose from, as well as hundreds of one-stop connections. In addition, Alaska Airlines becomes the fifth major airline to now operate out of IDA, the second busiest airport in the state.
“We are very pleased to welcome Alaska Airlines to our market and wish them every success,” said Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper. “Providing direct flights to Seattle opens up a whole new set of destinations for our passengers at very competitive rates. We’re very excited for what this means for Idaho Falls residents, area businesses and all travelers in the region.”
Seattle will be the first nonstop destination offered locally by Alaska Airlines and will connect passengers to over 60 cities from its Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) hub.
“We’re excited to connect the vibrant, fast growing Idaho Falls community with Seattle and beyond,” said Brett Catlin, Alaska’s vice president of network and alliances. “With the only year-round nonstop flight to the West Coast, guests will benefit from shorter journeys, low fares and great service.”
Idaho Falls Regional Airport Director, Rick Cloutier notes the announcement comes as a result of many years of hard work on the part of the IDA team to grow air service options for the region.
“Obviously an announcement like this comes as the result of a lot of hard work and relationship building,” said Cloutier. “This is the fifth major air carrier providing direct flights out of IDA now, which is so important as we continue to grow and expand our air service opportunities. We are thrilled to welcome Alaska Airlines and are working hard to continue to provide additional flights and destinations to the people of Idaho Falls and throughout the region.”
The daily, year-round flight will be operated with a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft offering passengers a comfortable and reliable flight experience. With 76 seats arranged in a two-by-two configuration, customers will enjoy the spacious interior cabin during the easy flight. Tickets are now available for booking at www.alaskaair.com or by contacting a local travel agent.
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Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with City or IDA staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at [email protected].