Allegiant recently flew its 500,000th customer from the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The half-a-million milestone was reached in May; almost exactly seven years after the low fare airline began flying from Springfield.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in partnership with the Springfield-Branson National Airport proudly presents “A Sense of Place,” an invitational fiber arts show held at the Sky Gallery in the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The exhibition runs Friday, August 14, 2012 through November 13, 2012.
“A Sense of Place” will feature the works of the following fiber artists:
This week the Springfield airport unveils a new website that aims to make flying from Springfield as easy as possible.
“Our new website strives to improve the customer service experience,” says Kent Boyd, airport marketing director. How can an airport website improve the flying experience? Boyd says the site addresses one of the biggest frustrations facing the flying public: finding timely, accurate information about the airlines.
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The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in partnership with the Springfield-Branson National Airport proudly presents “The Big Show” at the Sky Gallery. The exhibition runs now through Monday, August 13, 2012.
On May 23 the airport holds its tri-annual disaster drill. Media are invited to attend. The drill should be particularly visual this year.
Normally these drills work like this: firefighters and medical crews respond to a reported plane crash. When they get to the scene they find plane parts strewn about, and actors with mock injuries. There is no smoldering fuselage, no fire. When it comes to realism, the exercise falls short.
For the seventh consecutive year the Springfield-Branson National Airport has received a “discrepancy free” safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Airports that have scheduled airline service are inspected every year by the FAA for compliance with federal aviation safety rules.
“Just one discrepancy free inspection is an accomplishment in itself,” says Shawn Schroder, the airport’s assistant director of aviation for operations. “To do it seven years in a row is a tremendous achievement. It shows that safety is engrained in our airport’s culture.”
The number of people using the Springfield‐Branson National Airport grew 10% in the first two months of 2012, compared to 2011. 103,752 total passengers used the airport in January and February, up from 94,311 total passengers during the same period in 2011. February passenger numbers alone increased 16%.
Portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., created by students of the MSU Department of Art and Design, will be on display at Springfield-Branson National Airport throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. A free public reception will be held at in the airport terminal lobby on Thursday, February 9 from 5–7 p.m.