JetBlue offering seasonal direct flight from BOI to JFK starting this summer

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 11:16:02-05

BOISE, Idaho — Starting this summer, people will have a new option to get from Boise to New York City. JetBlue is starting a redeye direct flight to the John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 2.

Four flights will operate weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and are scheduled through September 6, 2021. The flights will leave Boise just before midnight and arrive in NYC at 6:30 a.m., according to a news release.

“With travelers looking for unique destinations where they can truly escape and enjoy the outdoors, Boise is an ideal destination to add to our route map this summer,” said Andrea Lusso, Vice President Network Planning of JetBlue. “At the same time, Boise service further diversifies JetBlue’s flying and introduces the only nonstop service between Idaho’s capital and our customer bases in the Northeast.”

Passengers will board a 150-162 seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The release says that the schedule could extend past September 6 based on the success of the route.

This is the first time the Boise Airport has had non-stop service to a New York City airport. The route will be Boise's longest flight and furthest to the east.

“JetBlue is an established and well-respected company, we are thrilled to welcome the airline to Boise and build a strong partnership together,” said Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp. “Nonstop service to New York City is something our community has been asking for, and it has been a goal of mine for several years. I’m very optimistic that this route will be successful for JetBlue and our travelers.”

With the addition of JetBlue’s flight to JFK, the Boise Airport will have air service provided by eight commercial airlines to 23 nonstop destinations.