Sometime this week the one millionth passenger of the year will use the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF). It’s the first time in history that that many people have used the airport is a single year. Civic leaders and airport customers gathered at the airport Thursday morning to celebrate.
A record number of people are using the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF).
504,295 passengers used the airport during the first six months of 2018. 365,146 passengers used the airport during the same period in 2013. The numbers represent an increase of 38% in just five years.
2017 was the busiest year in the history of the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), with a record 993,129 total passengers. That’s up 4.2% from last year, and up 35.7% since 2011.
Ed Brady, chairman of the airport board of directors, says “Without our customers, and their decision to fly from Springfield, none of this would be possible. I want to thank everyone for supporting our local airport.”
The new year brings significant changes at the Springfield airport — all of them designed to improve customer service.
With yearly passenger numbers expected to soon reach 1-million per year, improvements include expanding and remodeling the restaurant in the gate area, adding charging stations, and upgrading the free Wi-Fi. These are the first major improvements to the airline terminal since it opened in 2009.
The Springfield airport wants to make travel more comfortable for nursing moms. That’s why it now has its first nursing suite. It’s a place where moms can nurse, or pump breast milk.
The stand-alone suite is the first of its kind it SW Missouri, and part of a recent and growing trend at airports across the country. The Springfield airport has offered family bathrooms for several years. While they are large and private, mothers have rightly pointed out that a bathroom is not an appropriate place for feeding and expressing.
Small ensembles from the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will perform this holiday season in the lobby of the Springfield airport. It’s the fifth consecutive year symphony members have performed for airport guests — it has definitely become an airport holiday tradition
All performances are on Fridays, from noon to 1:00 pm:
- November 24, 2017
- December 1, 2017
- December 8, 2017
- December 15, 2017
- December 22, 2017
It's one of history's most iconic war planes — and it returns to the Springfield airport September 25 - October 1. It's the World War II, B-25 Mitchell bomber, Maid in the Shade.
This warbird will be in Springfield as part of its summer tour of the U.S. and Canada. The tour is made possible by the volunteers of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum.
United Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), beginning June 8. Tickets are on sale now.
For the second year in a row a record number of people used the airport — more than 950,000. That’s up 4.3% from 2015, which was the previous record year.
“2016 was the fifth year in a row that passenger numbers grew at our airport,” says Tom Babik, chairman of the airport board of directors. “This kind of growth reflects the strength of the Southwest Missouri economy. When our economy is strong and growing more people fly. Our board and airport team wish to thank everyone who decided to fly from Springfield.”
Allegiant begins non-stop service between Springfield and Destin-Ft.Walton Beach, Florida, on May 25, 2017. The new service is seasonal, ending August 15,2017.