Flying to Branson from anywhere in the United States has gotten a lot easier with several nearby airports offering expanded commercial service. The newest is the Branson Airport, which opened in 2009 and provides low-cost flights to Branson on several airlines. Additionally, low-cost fares are available on several airlines flying into new Springfield-Branson National Airport terminal, just 50 miles north of Branson.
Branson is a great family vacation value no matter how you get here ... and getting here has never been easier and less expensive!
Whether arriving by air or by ground, planning a vacation to the Branson/Lakes Area is easy.
The Branson Airport, which opened in 2009, is just 10 miles south of the world-famous Branson Strip. The new airport and 58,000-SF terminal have the capacity to handle more than 1 million enplanements annually. The airport is the first privately-financed and operated commercial airport in the United States.
Families and groups flying to Branson enjoy dining and auto-rental services on-site, as well as taxi and shuttle service into Branson. Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Buzz Airways are providing non-stop or 1-stop flights to Branson more than 100 U.S. cities.
For more information, visit www.flybranson.com or call 1-888-FLY-BKG1.
Springfield-Branson National Airport opened its new 275,000 sq. ft., $117 million Midfield Terminal in 2009. The new terminal replaces the old facility on Kearney Street, which the community had outgrown.
The new facility has 10 airline gates and room to add 50 more if needed. Accessibility has been improved as well: flyers can walk from their car to their airplane without climbing a single stair. Allegiant Air and American Airlines are among the carriers providing low-cost flights to the airport. Springfield-Branson National Airport is roughly 50 miles north of Branson.
For more information, visit www.flyspringfield.com or call 417-868-0500.
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) is another major area airport facility that opened in 1998. The airport serves primarily the Northwest Arkansas cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale, but it's also less than two hours from the Branson/Lakes Area.
The airport's location also makes it convenient for visitors who also want to visit Eureka Springs, Ark. on their way to Branson, or the Joplin, Mo., area.
For more information, visit www.nwara.com or call 479-205-1000.
Situated in Harrison, Ark., and just 30 minutes from the Branson/Lakes Area, Boone County Regional Airport gives regional fliers and corporate executives another convenient flying option.
The four-lane expansion of U.S. 65 between Branson and Harrison was completed in 2009, and this airport is an easy drive. The airport is also a short drive from Eureka Springs, Ark., Bull Shoals Lake and the Buffalo National River.
For more information, visit www.boonecountyairport.com or call 870-741-6954.
If you're planning to charter a flight to Branson or if plan to fly here in your own personal aircraft, the Branson/Lakes Area also has a number of general aviation airfields (including services for prop, rotor and jet aircraft).