Boise Airport (IATA: BOI, FAA LID: BOI, ICAO: KBOI) (also referred to as Boise Air Terminal or Gowen Field) is a public, joint civil-military airport located 3 miles' south of the city of Boise, Ada County, Idaho, United States. The BOI airport is owned by the city of Boise Aviation Department and is managed by an Airport Commission.
Since, BOI is a landing airfield, it requires international aviation flights to receive the permission from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent, before landing on the BOI area.
The Capacity of Boise Airport
According to Annual Passenger Traffic, Boise Airport carried around 2,059,935 passengers in 2019, with an increase of 6% compared to 2018 when the airport enplaned 1,938,416 passengers. This data makes the BOI being the 69thbusiest airport in States.
Overview of the Boise Airport History
The first municipal airport - Booth Field in the city of Boise, was built in 1926. The airport was found on a gravel bed, close to the south bank of the River Boise, in which currently the campus of Boise State University is situated.
The current BOI airport had its origin since1936 when Boise began leasing and buying the land for the airport area. Soon, by 1938, Boise already created its longest runway in the U.S. up to 8,800 ft. (2,680 m). The track was built under the sponsorship of the city as a project of Works Progress Administration (WPA).
BOI Jet and Cargo Service
The jet age for Boise airport arrived during the mid-1960s. In 1966, United Airlines operated Boeing 727-100 jetliners into the BOI with round trip routes. Under the federal Airline Deregulation Act (1978), several air carriers managed jet service into the BOI at different times during the years 1970-1990s.
The following list of air carriers is taken from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) from 1979 to 1999: Alaska Airlines, America West Airlines. Cascade Airways, Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Pacific Express, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Republic Airlines, United Express, Western Airlines, and Wien Air Alaska.
The following airlines operate at BOI Cargo: Ameriflight, FedEx Express, UPS Airlines, and Western Air Express.