At last, it's done--the Springfield-Branson National Airport has a new web site. To all of you--the customers of the airport--I apologize. This site is long overdue.
One of our new web features is this blog. It's purpose is straight forward: we want to share information with you and we want to hear what you have to say. I'll pass on news about the airlines and fares that could affect you. Got a question? Ask it. I'll give a straight answer. There's only one ground rule: civil conversation.
On to the news at hand...
One of this airport's best kept secrets is Allegiant Air. It's a niche airline providing one thing: low cost fares between vacations destinations and small markets like Springfield-Branson. The airline provides service from this airport to Las Vegas, Orlando and St. Petersburg. Fares typically run about $200 per person round-trip. That's the old news, here's the new: Allegiant says it plans to add two more destination cities--Phoenix and Ft. Lauderdale. What the airline hasn't said is whether our airport will get service to these new cities.
Allegiant says it will announce what cities will get the new destinations by September 16.
Update on Monday, August 6, 2007 at 12:12PM by Kent
Will Allegiant add flights to Tampa/St. Petersburg? As in all decisions of this sort, it's up to the airline. If Allegiant feels that its two current weeky flights are doing well, and if the airline feels there's enough demand to fill another 150 seat airplane, and if the airline planners can fit the flight (s) into their weekly rotation, then, yes, Allegiant might add flights to Tampa. This is a long-winded way of saying that it's a complicated decision making process the airline goes through. And I've only touched on three of the factors that go into the process. Hate to give you such a wishy-washy response, but that's the way it works...
Update on Monday, August 6, 2007 at 12:28PM by Kent
Does United still fly into SGF? Yes. The airline flies from SGF to Denver and Chicago O'Hare seven days a week. There are nine United flights a day, five to Chicago and four to Denver. Thanks Greg.