Springfield-Branson National Airport

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Springfield-Branson National Airport
Springfield-Branson National Airport Logo.svg
IATA: SGFICAO: KSGFFAA LID: SGF
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Springfield
ServesSpringfield / Branson, Missouri
Elevation AMSL1,268 ft / 386 m
WebsiteSpringfield-Branson National Airport
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
14/328,0002,438Asphalt/Concrete
2/207,0002,134Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations78,468
Based aircraft190
Sources: FAA,[1] airport website[2]
 
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Coordinates: 37°14′44″N 093°23′19″W / 37.24556°N 93.38861°W / 37.24556; -93.38861

Springfield-Branson National Airport
Springfield-Branson National Airport Logo.svg
IATA: SGFICAO: KSGFFAA LID: SGF
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Springfield
ServesSpringfield / Branson, Missouri
Elevation AMSL1,268 ft / 386 m
WebsiteSpringfield-Branson National Airport
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
14/328,0002,438Asphalt/Concrete
2/207,0002,134Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations78,468
Based aircraft190
Sources: FAA,[1] airport website[2]
FAA Diagram

Springfield-Branson National Airport (IATA: SGFICAO: KSGFFAA LID: SGF), formerly Springfield-Greene County Airport, Springfield Municipal Airport and Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the central business district of Springfield, a city in Greene County, Missouri, United States. The airport has non-stop service to eleven U.S. cities.

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History

The airport opened under the name of Springfield-Greene County Airport on July 2, 1945 following bond issues of $350,000 in 1942 and $150,000 in 1945 to build the airport. It replaced the Springfield Park and Airport on East Division Street (which now operates as Downtown Airport (Missouri)). Springfield Park was the former McCluer Flying Field which opened in 1925 and purchased by the city in 1928 and which had commercial service by American Airlines and Transcontinental and Western. The airlines discontinued service during the Great Depression.[3]

The airport was shortly renamed Springfield Municipal Airport after the city and county disagreed on funding.

In 1946 American Airlines began first commercial service to the new airport.

In October 1964 a new terminal opened (paid for by a 1960 $600,000 bond issue).

In 1992 the airport was renamed Springfield-Branson Regional Airport capitalizing on the sudden rise of the Branson, Missouri tourist industry (the airport is northwest of Springfield and Branson is more than 50 miles (80 km) southeast of the airport). In the same year the community of Lakeview, Missouri renamed itself Branson West, Missouri. "[4] Branson has no formal say in the running of the airport.

In May 2006 ground was broken for a new terminal and it was announced the airport would be renamed Springfield-Branson National Airport. The new Midfield Terminal opened on May 6, 2009 and was designed by Reynolds, Smith & Hills.[5]

Competing Branson airports

The Branson Airport opened in the spring of 2009 to compete with the municipally owned Springfield airport. Branson Airport, LLC, is reportedly the first privately owned airport in the US having regularly scheduled commercial airline service. The $155 million project was funded by $117 of municipal bonds[6] and private investors. It is located a few miles southeast of Hollister, Missouri. As of the fall of 2010 the privately held Branson Airport has 3 airlines with scheduled service. Of the 3 airlines, one in particular, Vision Air established an independent hub and spoke out of Branson under their own independently branded Branson AirExpress to 8 destinations.

Meanwhile, Branson West hopes to open a $15 million airport with a 5,000-foot (1,500 m) runway on the west side of the community to open in the fall of 2008[7] on 930 acres (3.8 km2) donated by Conco Companies of Springfield (200 acres), Kay Renfro (450 acres) and Martin Eastwood (200 acres). The City had initially proposed building the airport on the east side near Silver Dollar City but the plan was dropped due to protests.[8] The new airport currently has no plans for commercial traffic.

Incidents

Facilities and aircraft

Springfield-Branson National Airport covers an area of 2,750 acres (1,110 ha) which features two runways: 14/32 with an asphalt/concrete surface measuring 8,000 x 150 ft (2,438 x 46 m) and 2/20 with a 7,000 x 150 ft (2,134 x 46 m) concrete pavement.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 78,468 aircraft operations, an average of 214 per day: 50% general aviation, 35% air taxi, 8% military and 6% scheduled commercial. There are 190 aircraft based at this airport: 71% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 7% jet, 1% helicopter and 1% military.[1]

Airlines and destinations

Springfield-Branson National Airport is located in United States
LAS
LAX
SFB
AZA
PIE
ORD
DFW
ATL
MEM
DEN
Locations of commercial airline destinations from Springfield-Branson National Airport
AirlinesDestinations
Allegiant AirLas Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, St. Petersburg/Clearwater
American EagleChicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle AirlinesAtlanta, Memphis
United Express operated by ExpressJet AirlinesChicago-O'Hare, Denver

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
FedExMemphis
UPSLouisville, Wichita

Top Destinations

Top ten busiest domestic routes out of SGF
(March 2011 - February 2012)[9]
RankCityPassengersCarriers
1Texas Dallas-Fort Worth, TX82,000American
2Illinois Chicago-O’Hare, IL70,000United
3Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, GA52,000Delta
4Colorado Denver, CO28,000United
5Tennessee Memphis, TN27,000Delta
6Nevada Las Vegas, NV22,000Allegiant
7Florida Orlando, FL21,000Allegiant
8Florida St. Petersburg, FL17,000Allegiant
9Arizona Phoenix-Mesa, AZ16,000Allegiant
10California Los Angeles, CA14,000Allegiant

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