Branson Airport and Sun Country Airlines Announce Exciting New Service

Branson, Mo.— Branson Airport (BKG) is excited to announce new passenger air service from Sun Country Airlines. Starting in August, the Minneapolis-based carrier will offer nonstop flights to/from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Flights are available for purchase now at

“Since 2019, Sun Country has added nearly 40 new destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul. We are excited to offer this new non-stop route so our guests can enjoy the Branson area,” said Grant Whitney, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for Sun Country. “The efforts of the Branson Airport and the community helped make this a reality with the successful application for a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Sun Country looks forward to providing this new route to Branson this fall.”

“Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of our strongest markets beyond 600 miles, so we are delighted to see Sun Country bring this route to the market,” stated Jonas Arjes, Interim President/CEO of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB. “We appreciate Sun Country’s commitment to our region and the resulting economic impact.”

“The Branson Airport is very excited for Sun Country to bring its low fares to the Branson and greater Ozarks region,” said Stan Field, Branson Airport Executive Director. “Making it easier for visitors to travel to our region with convenient and affordable flights is something Branson Airport has been committed to since opening in 2009.”

Flights to Branson will be operated using Boeing 737 aircraft that seat 186 passengers. Sun Country has 42 aircraft in its passenger fleet serving 90 airports across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Tickets are available for purchase now at and service begins August 31, 2023.


Contact: Stan Field, Executive Director
Branson Airport


Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier, whose mission is to connect guests to their favorite people and places, to create lifelong memories and transformative experiences. Sun Country dynamically deploys shared resources across our synergistic scheduled service, charter, and cargo businesses. Based in Minnesota, we focus on serving leisure and visiting friends and relatives (“VFR”) passengers and charter customers and providing CMI service to Amazon, with flights throughout the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.

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Branson is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination — and an incredible value — nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains with dozens of live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, an international award-winning theme park, lots of attractions and museums, a Historic Downtown district, a Town Center-style shopping complex, world-class golf courses, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, sports venues and meeting and conference facilities. With low-cost flights to the Branson Airport (BKG –, it has never been easier to access Branson. Call 1-800-296-0463 or visit for help planning your next vacation, convention, sports event or reunion.

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