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.