AirTran Airways Begins Multiple New Nonstops

BRANSON, MISSOURI – AirTran Airways began nonstop stop service at the Branson Airport (BKG) to and from Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Chicago (MDW) and Houston (HOU) over the Memorial Day weekend.

AirTran offers Saturday nonstop flights to and from Baltimore/Washington and Chicago and Houston four days a week. AirTran also offers twice-daily nonstop service to Atlanta (ATL) and Saturday nonstop service to Orlando (MCO).  Southwest Airlines announced May 2, 2011 that it has closed on its purchase of all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc, the former parent company of AirTran Airways.

We are very excited about the expanded AirTran service,” stated Jeff Bourk, executive director at the Branson Airport. “These new flights will make it easier than ever for travelers to get to and from Branson.

Branson has so much to offer and now with the convenience of visiting from Chicago, Houston and Baltimore, it’s too good an opportunity to miss,” said Righteous Brother, Bill Medley who returns to The Starlite Theatre this September.

Branson Airport is also served by Frontier Airlines, offering daily nonstop flights to and from Denver and Milwaukee; and by Branson AirExpress with nonstop flights to and from Austin and Dallas.

To make reservations or for more information regarding Branson Airport and its services, call toll free 1-888-FLY-BKG1 (1-888-359-2541) or 417-334-8857 or visit  To book airfares directly, visit, or

About Branson Airport: Opening its doors May of 2009, Branson Airport LLC is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States. Currently serviced by AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines and Branson AirExpress; additional carriers and destinations are on the horizon. Located in the heart of the Ozarks and centrally located in the Midwest, the airport also boasts a state of the art FBO, Branson JetCenter and a full service travel agency and public charter operator, FlyBranson Travel LLC d/b/a Branson AirExpress.  For more information on Branson Airport LLC and any of its subsidiaries please visit

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