Branson Airport Adds Non-Stop Flights to Austin and Phoenix

Branson Airport Adds Non-Stop Flights to Austin and Phoenix

Kyle Bosch

kbosch@kspr.com
10:47 AM CDT, June 27, 2011
BRANSON, Mo.

Branson Airport will add nonstop flights to Arizona and Texas this September. Frontier Airlines will offer service to Austin Monday, Wednesday and Friday and flights to Phoenix on Saturday.
The seasonal flights will run September through December.

“Frontier’s new nonstop service to Austin and Phoenix is very exciting,” stated Jeff Bourk, executive director at the Branson Airport. “Frontier now serves four nonstop cities with a total of 10 between Frontier, AirTran and Branson AirExpress.”
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Frontier Airlines announced today plans to add seasonal nonstop service between Branson Airport (BKG) and both Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). The carrier will be the only airline offering nonstop service on these new routes.

Branson-Austin service will operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday from September 16 through December 14, 2011. Branson-Phoenix service will operate Saturdays from September 17 through December 10, 2011. Austin service will be provided on 50-seat Embraer 145 aircraft; Phoenix service will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft, which feature STRETCH seating with 5 inches of additional legroom and 24 channels of DirecTV® at every seat.

“Branson is a great family-friendly entertainment destination that our customers have really responded to,” said Daniel Shurz, vice president of strategy and planning. “We’re delighted to have found the opportunity to add more routes into Branson and deliver our high-quality, affordable service.”

“Frontier’s new nonstop service to Austin and Phoenix is very exciting,” stated Jeff Bourk, executive director at the Branson Airport. “Frontier now serves four nonstop cities with a total of 10 between Frontier, AirTran and Branson AirExpress.”

Introductory fares begin at $89 each way for the new Branson-Austin nonstop route and $105 each way for the new Branson-Phoenix nonstop route. They are available for purchase at FrontierAirlines.com/introfares through Sept. 17, 2011 for travel through Oct. 31, 2011.

These new nonstop flights are in addition to the nonstop flights announced earlier this year to Chicago Midway (MDW) , Houston Hobby (HOU) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) AirTran Airways.

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