Frontier Launches New Chicago and Dallas Service from Branson – New Jobs and Economic Boost Anticipated

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May 2, 2019

Branson, Missouri Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines started new service yesterday to Branson (BKG) from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). To celebrate the start of this new low-cost service, Frontier is offering special introductory fare sales of $29* to Dallas (DFW) and $39* to Chicago (ORD) at FlyFrontier.com.

Branson Airport and Frontier Airlines are responding to the growing Branson tourism market increasing seats by 360% this year. The added seat capacity brings with it an estimated $25 million in visitor spending. Also contributing this year are more weekly nonstop flights to Denver, which started April 13.

Branson Airport officials report over 15 full-time positions were created this year to accommodate the rise in commercial air service, spurred on by Frontier Airlines new nonstop flights to Chicago and Dallas.

Frontier Airlines service at Branson Airport will be provided on one of the industry’s youngest fleets of the popular jetliner, the Airbus A320 NEO, 186 passenger jet aircraft. With nearly 200 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America. Frontier’s young fleet also ensures that the company keeps fares low and that customers enjoy a pleasant and reliable experience.

This month, Branson Airport will celebrate 10 years of serving the destination. Since opening, approximately 1.2 million passengers have flown through the airport, with a regional economic impact of $285 million (Study by MoDOT and updated by Seidman Research Institute Arizona State University).

Travelers searching for Low Fares from Branson can visit FlyBranson.com

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*About Introductory Fare Offer:

Fares must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 7, 2019, for non-stop travel. Fares are valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Travel is valid through June 12, 2019. Not valid May 28, 2019. A seven (7) day advance purchase is required.

Fares are one way and do not require round-trip purchase.

Fare(s) shown includes all transportation fees, surcharges, and taxes, and are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable.

 

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About Branson Airport: Created through a unique public-private partnership Branson Airport was the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport built in the United States. The Airport serves destination visitors to Branson, Missouri and local travelers throughout the Ozarks Region. Commercial airlines include VIA Airlines and Frontier Airlines with four nonstop cities to many great National and International destinations.

The Airport has received numerous customer satisfaction and FAA safety awards each year since opening in 2009. The 7200 ft. runway is capable of handling large commercial aircraft, as well as enabling all types of private jet and general aviation guests at a full service FBO, Branson Jet Center.

About Frontier Airlines: Frontier Airlines is committed to delivering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to more than 100 cities in the United StatesCanadaDominican Republic and Mexico on 350 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.

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