Ultimate guide to Boise Airport


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History

Boise Airport is the busiest airport in Idaho, leading far ahead the number 2 airport KIDA. The current airport has its origins back to 1936 when land started being leased from the city for a new airport to replace a gravel strip known as Boone Field, which now on the campus of Boise State University. Many sources give United Airlines credit for serving Boise the longest (97 years) due to its predecessor Varney Airlines having had roots in the area and having served the city until 1933 when it merged with NAT to form United.
In 1941 the airfield was renamed “Gowen Field” to honor 1st Lt. Paul R. Gowen who grew up in Caldwell, just north of the city. Gowen tragically died in a plane crash in 1938 shortly after departing Albrook Field in Panama.
Throughout the late 20th century, Boise saw a unique mix of aircraft and airlines which included the BAC 111 from Cascade Airways, and United with their DC6’s.
Currently, As of December 2023, Boise hosts a Focus city for Alaska Airlines, and servers 15 other airlines between 2 concourse’s and 2 cargo ramps.

Airline Aircraft Operated Destinations
Alaska B737-800, B737-900, E175 Burbank, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Phoenix-Sky, Portland, Pullman, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Spokane
Allegiant A320 Las Vegas, Orange County, Phoenix-Mesa
American A320, B737-800 Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix-Sky
Delta B737-800, B737-900ER, BCS1/3, A319, A320, A321 Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Delta Connection E175 Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City
Gem Air C172, C208 Salmon
Southwest Airlines B737-700, B737-800 Burbank, Dallas-Love, Denver, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Oakland, Phoenix-Sky, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose
Spirit A320, A321 Las Vegas
Sun Country B737-800 Minneapolis
United A319, A320, B737-800, B737-900ER Chicago, Denver, San Fransisco
United Express CRJ2, CRJ7, E175 Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco

FAA Diagram

Runways

Identifier Length
10L/28R 10,000 Ft (3,048 M)
10R/28L 9,763 Ft (2,976 M)

STARs

Name Runways Direction
BEWTE4 10B,28B North
KOURT4 10B,28B East
SPUUD4 10B,28B South-East
SADYL4 10B,28B South-West
KYAAN4 10B,28B North-West

SIDs

Name Runways Direction
BOI3 10B,28B South-East
GOWEN4 10B,28B South-West

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Amazing guide! I’ll have to fly to Potato Land sometime soon.

Probably with Sun Country from Minneapolis, unsurprisingly

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If you fly to potato land, you have to do the Spuud arrival 🥔🥔🥔

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Noice guide! Be to Boise once for a cross country flight. Pretty cool airport

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Looks great!

Nice guide, thanks for making it!

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