OUR HISTORY

Cleared for Take-Off

Below are some of the project’s major milestones:

  • May 11, 2009 — Branson Airport’s first commercial flight, Sun Country Airlines flight SY509 from Minneapolis/St. Paul, touched down at 9:00 AM followed at 11:55 AM by AirTran Airway’s flight 1582 from Milwaukee.
  • March 17, 2009 — Sun Country Airlines announces Dallas/Ft. Worth as second destination from Branson.
  • March 10, 2009 — Sun Country Airlines announced as second carrier to serve Branson from Minneapolis.
  • December 18, 2008 — Enterprise Rent-A-Car named as Branson Airport’s rental car provider.
  • December 11, 2008 — AirTran Airways announced as first carrier to serve Branson daily from Atlanta, GA.
  • May 2008 — Terminal building contract awarded to DeWitt & Associates, Inc.
  • April 2008 — Airfield paving begins.
  • February 11, 2008 — AirTran Airways announces Milwaukee, WI as their second destination from Branson.
  • October 2007 — Jeff Bourk comes on board as Executive Director of the Airport.
  • July 2007 — McAninch Construction begins the earthwork portion of the Branson Airport project.
  • June 2007 — $113 million in revenue bonds secured.
  • 2007 — Master plan revised to include updated terminal design, FBO facility, rental car facility and corporate hangars.
  • 2006 — Terminal design updated.
  • 2003 — Master plan developed and economic impact study completed.
  • 2002 — Branson Airport LLC established.