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New Honolulu flights from Boise, Spokane

HONOLULU (AP) - Allegiant Airlines will begin nonstop flights to Honolulu from Idaho and Washington state.
    
The carrier announced Tuesday the Boise, Idaho flights will begin Feb. 9 and the Spokane, Wash., flights begin Feb. 8. Currently, neither city has nonstop service to Hawaii.
    
Las Vegas-based Allegiant focuses on linking small cities with leisure destinations.
    
Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO Mike McCartney says Allegiant continues to open up new gateway cities for the tourism-dependent islands. He says the new service will also appeal to Canadians living across the border near Spokane. The authority estimates each route will generate $13.4 million in visitor spending and $1.4 million in tax revenue for Hawaii.
    
Introductory one-way fares as low as $180 are offered for flights purchased by Aug. 14 for travel by April 16.

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