FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Airport CEO Steve Peet answers questions in three new video clips on our video page. You can also download the Branson Airport Fact Sheet.

When did the airport open?
The airport opened on May 11, 2009.

Where is the airport located?
The airport is located on 922 acres in the Ozark foothills of Taney County, Missouri just south of Branson in the southwestern part of the state. Just a ten-minute drive from Branson’s center, the airport’s address is 4000 Branson Airport Boulevard, Hollister, Missouri 65672.

What airlines does the airport have?
The airport currently is serviced by AirTran Airways with direct flights from Atlanta and service to over 50+ destinations and Sun Country Airlines flying direct from Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Airport officials are working with other low-cost airlines to add additional direct flights from other major hub cities. Please visit our Web site often for airline announcements and special offers!

What hangars and GA facilities does the airport have?
The airport’s FBO provides comprehensive general aviation facilities to accommodate private planes of all sizes. Services include Jet A, Jet A with Prist and 100LL full service, 100LL self-service and de-icing along with community hangars. The adjacent pilot lounge has amenities such as a flat-panel LCD HDTV, a Blu-ray DVD player and a movie library, Playstation 3, sleep rooms, a refreshment area and there is even a putting green and driving range on site. Other services include in-flight catering, a conference room and wi-fi access throughout the Executive Terminal. Please see our FBO section for complete details and contact information.

Are rental cars available at the airport?
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the official car rental provider and the only on-site company for Branson Airport. Enterprise airport offices are open daily from 8 AM to 3 PM. Please call 417-336-200 to inquire about placing a reservation.

What types of aircraft does the airport accommodate?
The Branson Airport is designed for midsize commercial planes such as 717s, 737s, and 757s. Larger aircraft types can be handled on a case by case basis.

What types of jobs are available at Branson Airport?
A variety of positions will be available. Please check the employment section of the website for additional details.

Does the airport meet Federal Aviation Administration regulations?
Branson Airport is currently obtaining FAA approval of approaches, airspace changes, and operations plans including an air space study. The airport is required to operate in accordance to FAA Part 139 regulations, which includes obtaining a Airport Operating Certificate prior to opening.

Does the city of Branson or Taney County have any obligations to the airport?
Branson is not financially obligated to the airport in the way most municipal airports would be. The city has signed a 30-year "pay-for-performance" agreement with the airport. Taney County officials also have no financial obligation to the airport but agreed to accept ownership of the property and provide a long-term lease to Branson Airport LLC.

Is privately developed and operated commercial aviation a proven model?
It’s common in Europe for the private sector to be involved in commercial airports. Privately developed and operated commercial aviation is still a new concept in the United States.

What are the anticipated enplanements and deplanements per year?
The airport expects 250,000 - 300,000 enplanements during the first full year of operation. The terminal is designed to comfortably accommodate up to 750,000 deplaning passengers per year.

If I want to buy a ticket to Branson Airport, what is the three-letter airport code?
BKG

If I am flying my own plane to Branson Airport, what is the three-character IATA code and the four-character ICAO code?
The IATA code is BKG
The ICAO code is KBBG

Is there TSA (Transportation Security Administration) at the airport?
Yes, it is. Click here for more information.