Idaho — Airports
Idaho’s largest airport is located three miles south of downtown Boise. It is not an international airport, and only has a limited range of domestic flights. Nevertheless, nearly three million people fly into Boise Airport every year because it’s the quickest way to reach this rather remote part of America. Southwest Airlines, United Express, Delta Connection, Alaska Airlines, and US Airways each have regularly scheduled flights to Boise from a handful of US cities. The most popular routes are to Salt Lake City (Utah), followed by Denver (Colorado), Seattle (Washington), Portland (Oregon), and Phoenix (Arizona).
The single terminal airport has three concourses, each with its own selection of basic passenger amenities. Food and beverage outlets, gifts shops, and stores selling travel sundries can be found on both sides of security. They open an hour before the first flight and close an hour after the final flight of the day. Wi-Fi internet is provided across the terminal and there are ATMs, postal services, and a business center on site. Transportation options into Boise include taxis, shared shuttle vans, and the Valley Ride Bus. Car rentals are also available from eight well-known companies such as Hertz, Dollar, and Enterprise on the first floor.
Spokane International Airport
Although it’s located in Washington, Spokane International Airport is commonly used for travel to northern Idaho. The airport is just 20 miles from the Idaho border, providing quick access to Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, and other northern Idaho towns. Each year, around three million passengers fly through the airport on Delta, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest, United Express, and US Airways. Seattle (Washington) is the most popular route, followed by Denver (Colorado), Salt Lake City (Utah), and Portland (Oregon).
The terminal has three concourses with a couple of options for eating, coffee, and shopping for travel sundries in each area. There is a Ramada hotel directly connected to the terminal and Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the airport. Transportation is provided by taxis, shuttles, and car rentals. Shuttle companies like Payless and Wheatland Express run directly to Idaho towns. There are also eight car rental chains at the airport for those who prefer to drive themselves to the neighboring state.