Hello, as you may know Southwest and AirTran once flew to Branson Missouri but the route was ended due to very low demand a few years after the merger. I believe that southwest should start routes to Springfield Branson National Airport (SGF). The issue with flying out of Branson (BKG) was how small the market was because of the nearby airport in Springfield which has 4 carriers being Allegiant, Delta, United, and American being the largest most of which offer hub destinations or destination SW wouldn't fly anyway. The thing about flying to SGF is SW would be an enticing option for over Half a million people in the surrounding area not to mention the travelers we meet on nearly every flight who drive up to two hours to SGF to avoid MCI which is most likely no longer the case, STL for... obvious reasons, and XNA out of personal preference no matter the airline. Along with the moderately large market, Branson can back SW up as a destination. Branson Missouri is dubbed the live entertainment capital of the world heck even a city nearby with a population of around 25,000 people has a brand new preforming arts complex owned by the city's PUBLIC SCHOOLS that is visited regularly by Broadway acts. Branson is home to top of the rock, owned by Johnny Morris which features stunning views, restaurants, and golf cart drives around the beautiful cave filled forest. Also, Silver Doller City is an amazing theme parks with a wonderful theme Especially during Christmas time with nightly parades and MILLIONS of Christmas lights... Seriously search it up its amazing and we go every year. Also the Branson landing is a beautiful shopping complex with amazing foods. Seriously you may not thing there's anything to do outside of Kansas City and St. louis in Missouri but there is here along with much more not listed whether you looking for lake activities in the large selection of restaurants, lakes and relaxing views to up beat shows, an aesthetically pleasing theme park, and great shopping destinations within Springfield and Branson, you will find it here.
... View more