The Branson Airport has been growing at a steady pace since opening last May, and earlier this year they announced two major additions to its air travel market.
In early February, Frontier Airlines and Branson Airport released information regarding its summer 2010 schedule. Starting April 20, 2010, non-stop service to Denver, Colorado will be offered. Rates will be as low as $79 each way, and travelers who fly Frontier Airlines will be able to reach Branson from more than 50 connecting cities through Frontier Airlines’ Denver hub. Flights will take place Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
Then, in late February, the Branson Airport announced that scheduled chartered flights will begin serving five new markets in May on the newly minted Branson AirExpress.
The new airline will offer flights to Austin, Texas; Houston, Texas; Terre Haute, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; and Shreveport, Louisiana. Terre Haute & Shreveport will have flights on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays; Austin, Houston & Des Moines will have flights those days plus Tuesday & Friday. Branson AirExpress will not offer flights on Sundays & Tuesdays.
The new flight service through Branson AirExpress will begin May 17.
Introductory fares on Branson AirExpress will start at $39 one way for the Terre Haute, Shreveport & Des Moines markets, and $49 one way for Austin and Houston travelers. It will be operated by ExpressJet Airlines using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.
AirTran Airways currently operates daily flights between Atlanta & Branson and once-a-week flights between Orlando and Branson.
The Branson Airport is located 10 miles south of the world-famous Branson strip.
UPDATE: The proposed flights between Terre Haute, Indiana and Branson, Missouri have been cancelled, as of April 6, 2010.