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Alaska Airlines to Connect Boise-Spokane, Fares Begin at $69 - Analyst Blog

In a bid to expand and improve customer convenience, Alaska Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air GroupALK , announced that it will introduce a new flight between Boise, ID and Spokane, WA from Aug 24, 2015. The introductory one-way fare for the new daily non-stop service has been kept reasonably low at $69.

The carrier stated that passengers willing to avail the low introductory fare must buy their air tickets on or before Mar 26. Moreover, the journey has to be completed by Nov 18, 2015, for passengers availing the low-cost tickets. The latest expansion move at Alaska Airlines marks the eighth U.S. city to be connected non-stop with Boise.

Brad Tilden, the president and CEO of Alaska Airlines, announced at the Boise Chamber of Commerce that a 76-seater Bombardier Q400 plane will be used for the new service. Moreover, the Boise-Spokane route will be covered in just over an hour.

We note that low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. LUV already operates on the Boise-Spokane route. Alaska Airlines' latest service will enhance customer convenience on the same route. We note that the Boise airport is a busy one with many carriers operating flights from the same. Delta Airlines DAL , which currently operates non-stop flights on the Los Angeles-Boise and Minneapolis-Boise routes, will fly between Seattle and Boise from May 4, 2015.

We are impressed by the expansion efforts of Alaska Airlines. The carrier presently serves more than 100 cities in North America.

Zacks Rank

Alaska Air Group currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Investors interested in the airline space may also consider JetBlue Airways JBLU which sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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