Allegiant expanding air service to Honolulu with flights from Boise and Spokane

Allegiant Air, a Nevada-based airline owned by Allegiant Travel Company, announced this week that, starting in February 2013, it will begin providing weekly direct service from Honolulu to Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Wash. The addition of the two cities — both currently without nonstop service to the Islands — increases the airline's planned mainland-Oahu lineup to include a total of nine cities in Western states.      

Introductory fares for one-way flights from Honolulu to either Boise or Spokane are as low as $180 for air service that’s slated to begin on Feb. 9 and Feb. 8, respectively. However, the fares are limited, not available for all flights, and must be purchased by Tues., Aug. 14 for travel by April 16, 2013. For more information about flight schedules, click here or call 702-505-8888. For information about baggage fees (including fees for carry-on luggage), click here.

In a news release issued yesterday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state tourism agency’s president and CEO, Mike McCartney, said: "Allegiant's service model of connecting smaller regional markets opens up new gateway cities for the Hawaiian Islands. These new flights will provide convenient and affordable service for those living within the proximity of Boise and Spokane. And it will also appeal to many Canadians living across the border, near Spokane."

Allegiant made its first-ever flight to Hawaii in late June, when it launched its service from Las Vegas to Honolulu. On July 1, the airline sent its first flight from Fresno, Calif. to Honolulu International Airport. In May, the carrier announced that, starting in mid-November, it will provide nonstop air service from Monterey, Calif., Bellingham, Wash., Eugene, Ore., Santa Maria, Calif., and Stockton, Calif. In addition, beginning on Nov. 14, it will fly from Maui's Kahului Airport to Bellingham.

Founded in 1997, Allegiant Travel Company specializes in providing low-cost travel packages that include air, hotel, rental car and attractions. For additional information about Allegiant Air, click here.

Photo: Makena Beach, Maui/Dan Bolger