Poor Ticket Sales Ground New Air Service Between Boise, Idaho Falls

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A new air service, linking Boise and Idaho Falls, was initially scheduled to take flight this past week, but still hasn't been cleared for takeoff.

The website of Gem Air LLC promised regularly scheduled flights connecting Boise to Idaho Falls, beginning Oct. 1, In 2012, Seaport Air ended its Idaho Falls-to-Boise flights, leaving the cities disconnected. Idaho Falls Airport officials had been working to jump-start the new service, but KIDK-TV reports that Gem Air had a personnel issue "and so few tickets were sold." 

Which means the flights may be forced to shut down even before they begin.

"If the community truly wants a Boise route from Idaho Falls, it's time for them to step up to the plate and book some tickets," Idaho Falls Airport director Craig Davis told KIDK-TV.