Fly to Branson
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. Additionally, low-cost fares are available on several airlines flying into Springfield-Branson National Airport, 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 Branson's Entertainment District. 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. The Branson Airport (BKG) is served by Elite Airways (Great Lakes Airlines) and Branson Air Express (Buzz Airways). Connections to many U.S. cities can be made via the Branson Airport. Elite Airways offers non-stop service from Branson to Denver (DEN) and Houston (IAH) with connections to over 100 markets nationwide. The Branson Airport, Elite Airways and Great Lakes Airlines have teamed up to launch this new program. Customers can book non-stop flights between Branson and Denver or Houston at EliteAirways.com. All flight options with connections are also available on your favorite travel websites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, etc. or at United.com. Branson AirExpress services Austin and New Orleans. Call today to speak to one of their travel concierge’s for personal assistance in planning your air travel, rental car, lodging, shows, attractions, golf and more! Enjoy a fast check-in process and stop in at Famous Dave's to grab a bite before boarding your flight.
Visit the Branson Airport online at www.flybranson.com or call 1-888-FLY-BKG1for the latest updates on routes and air service.
Springfield-Branson National Airport
50 miles north of Branson
The Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is served by a variety of airlines, including Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and United, making it an easy destination for travelers from around the country. Springfield-Branson National Airport is roughly 50 miles north of Branson (a 45-60 minute drive, depending on time of day and driving conditions).
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. 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.
For more information, visit www.flyspringfield.com or call 417-868-0500.
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
98 miles SW of Branson
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 is served by flights on American Airlines, Delta, United, U.S. Airways and Allegiant Air.
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.
Boone County Regional Airport
32 miles south of Branson
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 from Branson. The airport is also a short drive from Eureka Springs, Ark., Bull Shoals Lake and the Buffalo National River. Daily flights from Kansas City and Memphis on Seaport Airlines.
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).