KIDK: New Flight Links Nampa, Idaho Falls

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When Seaport Airlines ended its daily flights from Boise to Idaho Falls in early 2012, the number of travel options were quickly limited to the ground, but a new, albeit smaller, flight operation will link the Treasure Valley to Eastern Idaho beginning in early October.

Idaho Falls Television Station KIDK-TV reports that AvCenter will fly from Nampa to Idaho Falls and Pocatello every Tuesday through Thursday via a B-2 King Air which seats only eight passengers. And while the trip is certainly quicker than the same journey via automobile, the flight isn't cheap: $450 for one-way, $650 for round trip.

In particular, the service is targeting business men and women who want to get to their destination and back home without having to spend the night in a hotel. Operators told KIDK that they expected the flights to be relatively full, but if the passenger rate fell below four or five passengers each flight, they "will have to cut back on the days the charter service runs."