On 20 August, Boise Airport welcomed United Airlines’ seventh route, this time from Houston Intercontinental. A United platinum card frequent flier, Charles Wolfe, was given the honour of cutting the celebratory ribbon on Wednesday. Passengers on the inaugural flight were also treated with burrito bites upon arrival.
On 19 August, Lafayette Airport welcomed United Airlines’ first flight from Denver. The 512-kilometre sector is operated daily using ExpressJet Airlines’ ERJ 145s. Addressing the media shortly after the flight's landing is Paul Guilbeau, Airport Commissioner. On the way back to Denver, passengers were excited to receive a comfy travel blanket.
- United Airlines expanded its US domestic offering during the course of last week with three new routes, all of which are operated daily. On 19 August, the carrier inaugurated its second route to Lafayette, LA (LFT), from Denver, CO (DEN), served by ExpressJet Airlines’ 50-seat ERJ 145s. On the same day, the Star Alliance member launched flights from Houston Intercontinental, TX (IAH) to Williston, ND (ISN), using again ExpressJet Airlines’ 50-seat ERJ 145s. Furthermore, on 20 August, United continued expanding its presence at Houston Intercontinental, TX (IAH), and this time adding services to Boise, ID (BOI). The Star Alliance member’s seventh route to Boise will be operated utilising SkyWest Airlines’ 64-seat CRJ 700s. There is no competition on any of United’s latest additions. Commenting on the new route to Williston, Steven Kjergaard, Airport Manager, said: “Adding an additional flight will help alleviate the strain and open up different markets to us such as the oil industry. It’ll also add the leisure markets for us in Mexico, South America and Central America.” See how Boise, Lafayette and Williston airports’ FTWAs compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.