Branson Airport: Seasonal nonstop service on Branson AirExpress to Milwaukee, Wisconsin begins May 10th
Branson Airport Contact
Beth Outz, Media Specialist
BRANSON, MISSOURI (April 11, 2012) – Branson Airport (BKG) will begin seasonal nonstop service to and from Milwaukee, Wisconsin marketed as public charter flights by Branson AirExpress and operated by Corporate Flight Management (CFM).
Branson AirExpress will offer fares to and from Milwaukee starting as low as $79. For tickets, customers can call toll free 1-888-FLY-BKG1 (1-888-359-2541) or visit BransonAirExpress.com .
The new non-stop service will operate 4 days per week on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Milwaukee. The new nonstop service will allow passengers the ability to visit the live music capital of the world, Branson, Missouri, where it offers more than 100 shows, several thrilling attractions, 3 pristine lakes, beautiful golf courses, and amazing shopping at a variety of venues.
Corporate Flight Management (CFM), a direct air carrier based in Smyrna, TN, is supporting Branson Air Express with aircraft operational services for the planned nonstop service to Milwaukee. Allen Howell, CEO of CFM, stated “We are proud to support the Branson community and look forward to bringing air service to Branson, especially in light of the recent tornadoes.”
Branson AirExpress also announces a partnership with Social Flights, a social network for private aviators and social fliers. Social Flights will assist Branson AirExpress in marketing the planned new services to its current membership of 13,866 fliers and 98 Private Aviation Operators encompassing over 600 jets. Jay Deragon, CEO of Social Flights, said “Branson AirExpress is a perfect example of the 21st century model of efficient and effective community oriented air service initiated by and on behalf of the community.”
“Milwaukee was a strong market last year and the synergies that exist between Branson and Milwaukee are fantastic,” stated Branson Airport Executive Director, Jeff Bourk. “The joint venture between these cities, as well as Branson AirExpress and CFM, allows us to offer low fares and continued convenience for passengers getting to and from Branson, Missouri. In addition, the partnership allows CFM to operate the flights at their expense, as well as bring new experiences and creative ideas to the 2012 Branson AirExpress season.”
* Advertised public charter fares are one-way, they include Federal Excise Tax of 7.5%, Federal Flight Segment Taxes of $3.80 per person per flight segment, and a convenience fee of $10. Sale fares must be booked 7 days or more prior to travel. These fares are capacity controlled and may not be available on all seats on all flights. The convenience fee of $10 per person each way will be charged when booked by calling 1-888-FLY-BKG1 or through BransonAirExpress.com . Tickets purchased at the airport are not subject to the $10 charge. Fares are subject to availability at the time of booking, and are subject to change. A $20.00 checked baggage fee will apply for the first checked bag and $25.00 for a second checked bag per person. Each checked bag weighing over 50 pounds will be assessed a fee of $50 in addition to the checked bag fee. Dates of the advertised flights are subject to change in accordance with regulatory requirements. Cancellation is subject to administrative fee when permitted by regulatory requirements.
About Branson Airport:
Opening its doors May of 2009, Branson Airport LLC is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States. The airport is served by AirTran Airways (a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines), Frontier Airlines and Branson AirExpress. Located in the heart of the Ozarks and centrally located in the Midwest, the airport also boasts a state of the art FBO, Branson JetCenter and a full service travel agency and public charter operator, FlyBranson Travel LLC d/b/a Branson AirExpress. For more information on Branson Airport LLC and any of its subsidiaries please visit FlyBranson.com .
About Branson AirExpress:
Branson AirExpress is an indirect air carrier providing public charter air flights, and offering vacation packages in Branson to its customers. All flights are filed and approved by the Department of Transportation and operate under Part 380 CFR (Code of Federal Regulation). The company began providing scheduled Public Charter flights 2009. The idea behind Branson AirExpress is there are several markets that will be good air markets to Branson, but are not yet ready for main line commercial service. The Airport used Branson AirExpress to develop air service markets for Airlines like AirTran prior to them taking over service in Chicago and Houston last year. The new partnership with CFM will now enable Branson AirExpress to serve as a conduit to public charter operators like CFM to sever markets like Austin and Milwaukee using the Brand that has been developed over the last several years to help sell seats on their charter flights.
About Corporate Flight Management (CFM):
CFM is one of the largest Part 135 private aviation companies in the USA operating 30+ aircraft in Smyrna, TN, Atlanta, GA and Danbury CT. CFM is one of the highest rated private aviation companies with an ARGUS Platinum rating for outstanding quality standards in safety and operational excellence. CFM sells, services, trains, operates and provides a variety of air services and has done so successfully for the last 30 years. Employing close to 200 people and servicing over 250 flights per month makes CFM an outstanding aviation company with a long listed of dedicated customers and loyal employees. http://www.flycfm.com
About Social Flights:
Social Flights is the fastest growing privation aviation network on the internet today. Social Flights is introducing a new paradigm to private aviation that enables the masses to access and buy seats on private aircraft at competitive prices. The Social Flights technology matches buyer intents to supplier availability and creates a new marketplace for air travelers. In just one year the Social Flights network has grown to 13.866 social fliers and 98 private aircraft operators encompassing over 600 aircraft available for us by communities and individuals. http://www.socialflights.com