Times may be tough, but the folks in Branson, Missouri are moving ahead with their plans for the first privately-financed and operated commercial airport. The Branson Airport (BBG) is scheduled to open in May 2009, on 992-acres just south of the city.
Up to 300,000 people are expected to fly to Branson Airport during the first year of operation. But don’t rush to make your reservations just yet: so far no airlines have officially announced that they’ll be serving BBG.
But they will. Air service to Branson Airport should be announced shortly. And then you can fly in to see Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show or perhaps a performance by Yakov Smirnoff.
In the meantime, anyone who visits the BBG Web site can make a guess about which airline will be first to serve the market – and then be entered into a contest to win free round-trip tickets on that airline – or some other “valuable travel vouchers.”
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