The Boise Airport has been selected for a $700,000 grant as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Community Air Service Development Program.

In support of the DOT grant application, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce secured a local match of $273,500 from Treasure Valley businesses and organizations to bolster this effort.
The grant funds will be used to recruit nonstop flight service from Boise to Atlanta with Delta Air Lines.

Airport Director Rebecca Hupp says the airport has had a goal of getting a nonstop flight to the eastern United States and the grant is essential to attracting the new route.

Officials say most of the money will be used for startup costs and the risk of starting a new service.