Southwest Airlines cutting Boise to Portland route

Southwest Airlines cutting Boise to Portland route

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 8:32 PM

Boise -- Southwest Airlines is not pulling out of the Boise Airport, but one route is going away.

The flight from Boise to Portland will no longer be offered by Southwest, something they decided on, back in November but will happen this month.

The flights are said to end in mid-April.

Those with the Boise Airport say Southwest is undergoing some changes to their business plan.

They used to be a hub-to-hub carrier, but that is changing and evolving.

"Some of the hubs that they fly to or the cities they fly in between don't always work out exactly as they need to. With the cost of fuel, they must put their aircraft where they can make the most amount of money to be able to continue to serve their passengers. In this particular case, it did not pencil out to serve the Boise to Portland market," said Patti Miller with Boise Airport.

Alaska Airlines currently offers service to Portland and has more trips that are frequent.

Back in 2012, Southwest cut the direct flights from Boise going to Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Reno as part of a cost-saving move.

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