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Missouri Sports Nation’s First Private Commercial Airport

Publication Date: 5/6/2009
Format: HTML

Two years ago, only cows occupied the hilly 922-acre expanse just outside Branson, Mo. But aggressive construction, including moving nearly 12 million cu yd of earth has transformed it into the nation’s first privately financed and operated commercial airport. Scheduled to open on May 8, the $155-million Branson Airport will serve eight million annual travelers. It includes a 7,140-ft-long, 150-ft-wide concrete runway, a 58,000-sq-ft, four-gate terminal and general aviation hangar facilities. AirTran and Sun Country will launch service on May 11.

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