March 1, 2012
The travel to and from Branson Airport (BKG) has now opened up (finally!) We will be gathering travel info a little later on to coordinate shuttle service. The retreat will be providing shuttle service to and from the Branson Airport. Shuttle service will run WEDNESDAY, SEPT 19th 9am to MONDAY, SEPT 24th, 11am.
CAR RENTAL for Enterprise, National and Alamo, as well as AIRLINE INFO can be found at www.discoverbranson.com.
AIRTRAN flies straight into Branson Airport direct from Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago Midway, Houston Hobby and Orlando. These airport have MAJOR city connections, so Branson is just 1 flight away from many big cities across the country!
FRONTIER AIRLINES travels from Denver straight into Branson Airport. They have LOTS of flights into Denver. Go to their website for more info ! (As of March 1st, they are still only booking through Sept 9th). Will contact them today for update info.
Branson is located in the middle of the country, and is easily accessible no matter where you come from! There are 2 airports that serve the Branson area ... Branson (BKG) and Springfield (SGF). There's also "Walmart Airport" just outside of Bentonville, Arkansas, which is 90 miles away, and a beautiful drive through the Ozarks ! It's called Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA). I've used this airport for flights, and it's a NICE airport! All the Walmart executives use it for their corporate travel.
If you so choose, you can also fly into Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF). The airlines serving this airport are American, Allegiant, Delta and United. If you plan on flying into Springfield, you will need to either rent a car or call for shuttle to Branson, which is not covered by the retreat costs. I can send you info on shuttle costs to and from Springfield if you request it. It's about a 45 minute drive down a major interstate to Branson, and is a beautiful drive. Car rental out of Springfield are Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar Rent A Car, Hertz, National and Thrifty Car Rental. For more info on the Springfield Airport, please go to www.flyspringfield.com for airline and car rental info !
For those who wish to drive to Branson, it connects with major interstates and is centrally located. For more info visit www.discoverbranson.com!
Are you ready to travel?
This will give you info on the airports in the area, and helping you to keep an eye out on when they will be booking! Also, we are just 40 mins away from Springfield airport, and 1-1/2 hours from Bentonville airport in Arkansas... nice drive ! Keep your eyes out on the websites for booking information!
Branson Airport (BKG)
|10 miles south of Branson|
The Branson Airport, which opened in 2009, is just 10 miles south of the world-famous Branson Strip. The new airport and 58,000-SF terminal have the capacity to handle more than 1 million travelers annually. The airport is the first privately-financed and operated commercial airport in the United States. Families and groups flying to Branson enjoy dining and auto-rental services on-site, as well as taxi and shuttle service into Branson.
The airlines that service Branson Airport (BKG) are Frontier Airlines, Air Trans and Branson AirExpress. These airlines are providing non-stop or 1-stop flight to Branson from most major US cities, as well as international destinations ... and any time now they will be opening the availability to make your airline reservations (they wait til about 6 to 9 months out). So I've included some TRAVEL MAPS to let you see where they fly from and connect to.
|Service at Branson Airport (BKG)|
Springfield-Branson National Airport
|Springfield-Branson Natl. Airport (SGF):|
50 miles north of Branson
Springfield-Branson National Airport opened its new 275,000 sq. ft., $117 million Midfield Terminal in 2009, has 10 airline gates and room to add 50 more if needed. Accessibility has been improved as well: flyers can walk from their car to their airplane without climbing a single stair. Allegiant Air and American Airlines are among the carriers providing low-cost flights to the airport. Springfield-Branson National Airport is roughly 50 miles north of Branson.
For more information, visit www.flyspringfield.com or call 417-868-0500.
|Service at Springfield International Airport (SGF)|
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
|NW Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA):|
98 miles SW of Branson
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) is another major area airport facility that opened in 1998. The airport serves primarily the Northwest Arkansas cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale, but it's also less than two hours from the Branson/Lakes Area.
The airport's location also makes it convenient for visitors who also want to visit Eureka Springs, Ark. on their way to Branson, or the Joplin, Mo., area.
This is the airport that I used when I traveled to Charlotte NC for the 2011 Circle of Friends Retreat because they had the best fares. It's a couple of hours out of Branson, but the drive is beautiful, traveling through the Ozarks. If you would like to rent a car, it's modern, busy, and easy to find... around here it's call "the walmart airport" because so many of the walmart executives fly through here to and from all over the country!
For more information, visit www.nwara.com or call 479-205-1000.
|Service at Bentonville (Fayetteville) Airport (XNA)|
Branson is located in the middle of the country, and is easily accessible no matter where you come from ! There are 2 airports you can come into the Branson area...
Branson has a privately owned, but public used airport... Branson Airport (BKG). When booking your flight please use this airport, as we will be providing a van shuttle for your trip to and from the airport, if needed. The airlines serving Branson are AirTran, Frontier, and Branson Express. There are alot of major cities connecting with a flight into Branson. If you would like to rent a car in Branson, they offer Enterprise, National and Alamo. For more info go to www.flybranson.com for AIRLINE and CAR RENTAL information.
You can also fly into Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), and the airlines serving that airport are American, Allegiant, Delta, and United. If you plan on flying into Springfield, you will need to either rent a car or call for shuttle to Branson, which is not covered by the retreat costs. I can send you information on shuttle costs to and from Springfield, if you request it. Springfield is about a 45 minute drive down a major Interstate. Car rental companies out of Springfield MO are Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar Rent A Car, Hertz, National, and Thrifty Car Rental. For more information on the Springfield airport (SGF), please go to www.flyspringfield.com for AIRLINE and CAR RENTAL information.
NOTICE: Van Airport Shuttle will begin on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and end on Monday morning by 11:00 a.m. For info on flights in before Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and departures after Monday at 11:00 a.m., I can supply you with airport transport information. Car rental is also available for your enjoyment!
We will be asking for for you to send your itinerary after registration closes to better serve your needs !
Branson also connects with major interstates and is centrally located ... for more info on travel, visit www.discoverbranson.com