Buoyed by on-time flights, Boise Airport ranked No. 7 in magazine survey

October 18, 2013 

On-time flights, easy check-in and a convenient location helped make Boise Airport No. 7 in a traveler survey by a national magazine.


On-time flights, a smooth check-in process and an easy-to-access location make Boise Airport a favorite for travelers.

And according to results from a recent survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine, Boise Airport is ranked No. 7 in the country.

The magazine's October issue includes this write-up on the Treasure Valley's largest airport:

"Remember those days when your plane landed and took off on time? They live on in Boise, which ranked No. 1 for fewest flight delays. Readers gave it second place for location and third for check-in, suggesting that it’s the very model of an efficient airport. Admittedly, food and shopping are not good reasons to linger, but its small size and free Wi-Fi make it one of the easier airports to handle."

Travel + Leisure has been conducting its "World's Best Awards" reader survey for the past 18 years, but this year's edition is the first to include airports. Survey respondents ranked airports based on location/access, check-in/security, restaurants/food, shopping, design and flight delays. A total of 67 U.S. airports were ranked.

The top 10:

1. Portland (Ore.) International Airport

2. Tampa International Airport

3. Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (Texas)

4. T. F. Green Airport (Rhode Island)

5. Indianapolis Airport

6. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

7. Boise Airport

8. Nashville International

9. General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee)

10. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (North Carolina)

Skeptical of the rankings? Here's the methodology behind the survey.

There were no complaints from Boise Airport officials and Mayor Dave Bieter:

Six airlines fly out of Boise Airport, offering nonstop service to 16 destinations. Boise Airport officials hope to win a federal grant that could allow for daily nonstop service to an East Coast destination such as New York City, Washington, D.C. or Atlanta. A handful of Boise businesses have pledged more than $160,000 in matching funds.


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