Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Branson, Mo., opens first big privately funded airport

Branson, Mo., the resort city in the Ozarks made famous by its musical variety shows, has grown as a popular leisure destination despite having no airport of its own. That has changed with the opening of the first U.S. privately funded airport, one that has attracted scheduled service by two airlines, Sun Country and AirTran, so far. This artcle doesn't mention AirTran, which was to start flights today to the airport, a daily roundtrip to Atlanta. Read more about Branson and airport privatization here.

Branson, Mo., opens first big privately funded airport

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Branson, Mo., the resort city in the Ozarks made famous by its musical variety shows, has grown as a popular leisure destination despite having no airport of its own. That has changed with the opening of the first U.S. privately funded airport, one that has attracted scheduled service by two airlines, Sun Country and AirTran, so far. This artcle doesn't mention AirTran, which was to start flights today to the airport, a daily roundtrip to Atlanta. Read more about Branson and airport privatization here. 

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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