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Silver Airways announces daily nonstop service to Branson, Missouri from New Orleans, Houston and Chicago

Silver Airways is continuing its expansion by announcing it will start daily nonstop service to Missouri’s Branson Airport (BKG) from New Orleans International Airport (MSY), Houston’s Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting on August 30, 2018.

Silver Airways also recently announced it is starting daily nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Huntsville International Airport (HSV) on May 23, 2018.

The Branson routes will be operated with Silver’s brand new fleet of eco-friendly ATR 42-600 aircraft.

Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – New Orleans (MSY) service effective August 30, 2018:

 Departure Arrival Flight #  Stops  Frequency
Branson – New Orleans 11:40 am 1:47 pm 173 0 Monday, Friday
New Orleans – Branson 1:10 pm 3:17 pm 172 0 Monday, Friday


Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – Houston (IAH) service effective August 30, 2018:

 Departure Arrival Flight #  Stops  Frequency
Branson – Houston 4:55 pm 8:55 pm 183 0 Daily except Friday
Houston – Branson 9:05 am 11:05 am 180 0 Daily except Saturday


Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD) service effective August 30, 2018:

 Departure Arrival Flight #  Stops  Frequency
Branson – Chicago 11:40 am 1:40 pm 181 0 Daily except Mon, Fri
Branson – Chicago 4:55 pm 6:55 pm 185 0 Friday
Chicago – Branson 9:05 am 11:05 pm 186 0 Saturday
Chicago – Branson 2:20 pm 4:20 pm 182 0 Daily except Mon, Fri

Route Map:

Silver Airways Routemap

Image: Silver Airways.

Branson AirExpress expands its route map in cooperation with Orange Air

Orange Air DC-9-82 N918AV (white)(Grd) SFB (Orange Air)(LRW)

Branson AirExpress (Branson, Missouri) has announced on social media it is expanding its relationship with Orange Air (Sanford) and their McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) aircraft (above). The company is introducing four new routes on May 1, flown by Orange Air (all operated three days a week): Branson-Cincinnati, Branson-New Orleans, New Orleans-Cancun and Sanford (near Orlando)-Cancun.

Branson AirExpress-Orange Air logo (large)

The DC-9-83 will operate in this sequence and then return: Sanford-Cancun-New Orleans-Branson-Cincinatti.

Above Photo: Orange Air.

Route Map:

Branson AirExpress 2.2015 Route Map (LRW)

Branson AirExpress to add two new routes

Branson AirExpress (Branson, Missouri) is adding two new routes. Branson-Denver (operated by Elite Airways Bombardier CRJ200s) will start on April 16 followed by Branson-Austin (operated by Buzz Airways) on May 8.

These two new routes will complement existing service to Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby), both operated by Buzz Airways BAe Jetstream 41s.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Elite Airways Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N91EA (msn 7705) arrives at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Video: May 17 2010, was the first operating day of Branson Air Express, initially operated with ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets.

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Buzz Airways to replace Southwest Airlines at Branson, Missouri

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Branson Airport (Branson, Missouri) has released this statement:


Branson Airport (BKG) is pleased to announce the arrival of Buzz Airways service to both Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby) beginning June 12, 2014. Fares begin at $99.00 each way including taxes. Flights will operate in each market six days per week.

Buzz Airways logo

The new flights by Buzz will replace the service currently offered on Southwest Airlines (Dallas) that is slated to end June 8. The flight schedule has been designed to allow customers to book separate tickets on Southwest in order to connect to and from other popular gateways.



Corporate Flight Management, Inc. d/b/a Buzz Airways (CFM) is a diverse aviation services company that includes Part 135 and 91 charter and management services, three Fixed Base Operations, a FAR Part 145 certified repair facility, an aircraft sales division, and FAR 141 pilot and maintenance training.

Buzz Airways will reportedly operate Jetstream 41 aircraft on the two routes.

CFM Jetstream 41 (CFM)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Corporate Flight Management.


Wrong airport Southwest Airlines pilots “mistook bright runway lights” for their intended Branson airport

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Southwest Airlines (Dallas) pilots who landed at the wrong Branson, Missouri airport on January 12 told NTSB investigators “they mistook the bright runway lights of the smaller M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport for their intended destination at Branson Airport”, according to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) statement and this report by Reuters.

The pilots stated they did not realize they were at the wrong airport until they had landed, which required heavy braking.

Read the full report from Reuters: CLICK HERE

Read the follow-up report from CNN: CLICK HERE

Southwest Airlines: AG Slide Show

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 lands at the wrong Branson airport

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Southwest Airlines (Dallas) recently inherited Branson, Missouri from its subsidiary AirTran Airways and some of its pilots may not be as familiar with Branson Airport (IATA: BKG, ICAO: KBBG, FAA LID: BBG) as other long-time Southwest-served airports. The airport opened on May 11, 2009 and is privately owned by Branson Airport, LLC.

Apparently the crew of flight WN 4013 last night (January 12) from Chicago (Midway) to Branson were a bit unfamiliar with the area. The Boeing 737-700 with 124 passengers and five crew members mistakenly landed at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport (IATA: PLK, ICAO: KPLK, FAA LID: PLK) in Branson. The downtown airport has one runway designated 12/30 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,738 by 100 feet (1,139 x 30 m) according to Wikipedia. PLK is owned and operated by Taney County.

The aircraft involved is Boeing 737-7H4 N272WN (msn 32527). The aircraft will be ferried out of PLK with only a crew.

Read the full report (with video) from OzarksFirst.com: CLICK HERE

Southwest Airlines: AG Slide Show