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Southwest Airlines to Fly the Friendly Skies in Branson

Flying to Branson, Missouri will continue to be a convenient, money-saving value as Southwest Airlines has announced it will serve the Branson Airport and convert AirTran Airways at Branson to Southwest Airlines operations over time.

Via a Southwest Airlines press release, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President Bob Jordan stated, “We are committed to continuing to serve these communities—at first via AirTran, and eventually as Southwest. We know there are Southwest Customers who want access to these cities, but have never before had the opportunity, and the markets have long desired Southwest service.  We are excited about the cities we have chosen to keep in our combined network.”

Opening its doors May of 2009, Branson Airport LLC is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States. Currently serviced by Southwest Airlines/AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines. Located in the heart of the Ozarks and centrally located in the Midwest, the airport also boasts a state of the art FBO, Branson JetCenter and a full service travel agency, FlyBranson Travel. The Airport offers low cost service to over 100 destinations.


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