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Southwest Airlines Officially Flies the Friendly Skies of Branson

Southwest Airlines has officially landed in Branson, Missouri!  As of March 9, 2013, visitors can fly into Branson via Southwest Airlines, making it easier than ever before to travel to the Ozarks.  Branson, Missouri is the 79th city to be added to the Southwest Airlines roster. 

Southwest service at the Branson Airport includes:
  • One daily nonstop flight between Branson and Dallas Love Field
  • One daily nonstop flight between Branson and Houston Hobby
  • One daily nonstop flight between Branson and Chicago Midway
  • One Saturday-only nonstop flight between Branson and Orlando
Southwest attributes its entrance into the market to the roots planted by its wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways.  AirTran began service to the market in 2009 and currently serves one nonstop flight to Atlanta.  Southwest will increase service options for Branson Customers by offering three daily nonstop flights to Dallas Love Field, Houston Hobby, and Chicago Midway, with additional Saturday-only nonstop service to Orlando.  The introduction of Southwest’s larger Boeing 737 aircraft to the market means that passenger seat availability will increase, providing Branson Customers greater access to the airline’s vast network.

The Branson Airport currently has 5 nonstop destinations and one stop connecting service to more than 100 major cities in the United States. Nonstop destinations include: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Orlando on Southwest Airlines; and Denver on Frontier Airlines.  Known for the unique airport experience and unparalleled customer service, Branson Airport LLC is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States. Branson Airport is currently serviced by Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Branson AirExpress (a seasonal chartered service); allowing passengers the ability to access over 100 destinations all on low cost carriers.

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