2017 was a big year for air travel in the Treasure Valley, as Boise Airport got a lot busier, and set a new record for passengers using the airport.

Airport managers report that in 2017, BOI served more than 3.5 million passengers (flying in and out), which beat the standing record from 2007 which was 3,365,303.

Not only did more passengers travel through the Treasure Valley, but the airport expanded service with new flights, more frequent flights on existing routes, and increased capacity.

As we reported throughout the year, Southwest Airlines brought on new service to Sacramento.  American Airlines started service to Chicago O'Hare and added a daily flight to Dallas.  Allegiant started service to Phoenix, and Alaska Airlines increased aircraft for on flight every day to Seattle.

There is more good news too, as compared to similar sized cities, the Boise Airport is doing well in a couple important categories.  We are second for lowest average airfare and second in the most available seats per capita.

There's more growth coming in the next few months too, as Frontier Airlines will be adding flights to Denver and Southwest will be adding San Jose.  Both service additions were already announced, but underscore the continued growth of BOI.

For more on what's happening at our airport, check out this story from KIVI Channel 6.