Allegiant Air began offering non-stop flights from Boise to Honolulu in February, and the airline plans to stop flights on Aug. 15 due to the seasonal lull during the summer, airline spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Thursday.
Boise Airport spokeswoman Patti Miller said airline officials explained that this was a possibility when the began flights.
"This is not unexpected. They do this systemwide," Miller said.
Wheeler said airline officials suspected there would be a drop-off in booking during the summer but didn't announce the flights as seasonal because they wanted to test the waters to see what the demand was. She said seasonal flights are common through the Allegiant system, and they don't make announcements every time they stop or start for the season.
"One of the things that makes us successful is our ability to be flexible with our capacity," she said, noting that flexibility helps the airline keep fares low.
Boise to Hawaii flights fares range from $150 to $180 (one way) in May.
Wheeler said the airline does not have a scheduled date for resuming the flights between Boise and Hawaii, but the expectation is they will start up again for the fall holiday season, possibly around Thanksgiving.
"We are confident that the flight is going to come back for the holiday season," she said.
When Allegiant announced the Honolulu flights in August, they also announced nonstop flights to Las Vegas. The Vegas flights will continue yearround. Fares in April and May are as low as $37 (one way), and range from $62 to $99 (one way) in the summer.
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