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Allegiant has launched a new weekly direct service from both Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., to Honolulu. The new service is scheduled to debut February 2013.
The new service will create an added 233 air seats to Hawaii per route, and each route is estimated to generate $13.4 million in visitor expenditures and $1.4 million in tax revenue for Hawaii.
In addition to residents living in Spokane and Boise, the new flights are expected to attract nearby Canadians as well. According to the Canadian Airports Council, in 2011 as many as 4.8 million Canadians opted to drive across the border to catch a flight from a U.S. airport rather than from their local airport.