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BOI Holiday Travel Season Begins at the Boise Airport


Nov 18, 2016

Contact: Sean Briggs
Boise Airport Marketing Manager

Holiday Travel Season Begins at the Boise Airport

Boise, Idaho – Thanksgiving is the busiest holiday travel week of the year, and this year airport officials are expecting it to be even busier.

“Our 2016 passenger statistics are up 9% compared to this time in 2015,” said Rebecca Hupp, Boise Airport Director. “We expect to see near record levels of passengers fly through Boise over the next week”.

On average 8,500 passengers travel through the Boise Airport each day, that number is expected to be closer to 12,000 during the Thanksgiving holiday. The busiest travel days will be Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the Sunday after the holiday.

As always the Boise Airport encourages travelers to allow a little extra time when traveling during this peak holiday season. “Typically we encourage passengers to arrive 90 minutes before their flight, but during these busy holiday periods that time is extended to two hours,” said Hupp. “Flying in and out of Boise should be an enjoyable experience, not a stressful one. We want passengers to take a little extra time and experience our award winning concession programs, digital library, or large collection of public art.”

The Boise Airport has a few extra tips to ensure your travel goes smoothly.

  • Visit to learn what items are restricted. Then double check your luggage, both carry on and checked, to make sure none of these items were packed.
  • Leave your Samsung Galaxy Note7 at home. These phones have been banned from air travel by the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Arrive two hours before your departure time.
  • Visit your airlines website to check flight status before heading to the airport. Most importantly, delays can and will happen, please remember to be patient when traveling. The Boise Airport wishes everyone a happy holiday season and enjoyable travel.


About the Boise Airport (BOI) The Boise Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Boise general funds are used to operate the airport. BOI is served by six airlines which offer daily service to 20 nonstop destinations. In 2015, nearly three million passengers traveled through the Boise Airport.