Allegiant Air is expecting to begin flying nonstop jet service to Los Angeles from Idaho Falls beginning June 3 with two weekly flights.
“This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we launch the only nonstop, low-cost service between Idaho Falls and Los Angeles,” Allegiant chairman and CEO Maurice J. Gallagher said.
The new flights will operate two times weekly between Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with service Thursday and Sunday. Beginning June 3, flights will depart Idaho Falls at 1:45 p.m. arriving in Los Angeles at 2:55 p.m. Flights leaving Los Angeles will depart at 9:55 a.m. arriving in Idaho Falls at 1:05 p.m. (all flight times are local). Allegiant Air began nonstop service from Idaho Falls to Las Vegas in November 2005.
“The introduction of Allegiant Air service direct to Los Angeles is going to be well received by our regional population,” Idaho Falls Regional Airport director of aviation Len Nelson said. “This service will provide not only affordable travel and vacation opportunities for our residents, but also a gateway destination for southern Californians to visit Idaho. We look forward to continued opportunities for growth with Allegiant Air.”
Airline officials used market research and comments from local community leaders to make their decisions. Allegiant is expecting to use 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet-aircraft on the route.