Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air has announced plans to begin once-weekly service to Honolulu from both Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., in February.

The two cities will be new markets for Allegiant; neither gateway currently features nonstop scheduled flights to Hawaii.

“We are thrilled to be growing our presence in Hawaii so quickly,” Andrew Levy, president for the Allegiant Travel Co., said in a statement. “We anticipate the new service will be very popular.”

Allegiant will begin its Spokane-Honolulu flights Feb. 8 and its Boise-Honolulu service Feb. 9. The company is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $180, including taxes and fees, on both routes.

With the new flights, Allegiant will connect Honolulu to nine different mainland cities in 2013.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates Allegiant’s new Spokane and Boise service will add more than 460 seats a week to Honolulu and generate a total of $26.8 million in additional visitor spending.
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