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Horizon Air Chief In Boise As City Leaders Focus On Air Service

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

Glenn Johnson is the president of Horizon Air.

Early this year, Boise business leaders turned their attention to securing and maintaining strong air service in and out of the city.

To that end, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce established a new travel committee, and made preserving and attracting air service its chief focus.  Flight availability, they said, is key to business recruitment and retention.

Connected to that effort, Horizon Air president Glenn Johnson will be in Boise tomorrow.  As StateImpact recently reported, Johnson will discuss Horizon’s commitment to the Boise market.  In April, the airline announced it will base some of its crews in the city.

This month, Boise Airport applied for a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Community Air Service Development Program.  If it’s awarded, the grant will be used to try to attract direct service from Boise to a southern or southeastern hub, and to secure intrastate service between Boise and Sun Valley, Boise Airport Deputy Director Bryant Francis says.

As StateImpact has reported, Boise and other midsize cities have watched flight numbers contract as airlines respond to rising fuel costs and diminished passenger numbers.  Read that story here.


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