Southwest Airlines will officially begin flight service to and from the Branson Airport (BKG), allowing several more key cities around the country to have access to low-cost airfare to the Live Music Show Capital of the World.
“The Southwest Effect” is a phrase invented in 1993 by the U.S. Department of Transportation to describe a notable increase in air travel demand to and from a community as a direct result of Southwest Airlines presence in that market.
The community of Branson expects similar effects after the first jets touch down tomorrow morning at the Branson Airport.
Comedian and ventriloquist Jim Barber from the Hamner Barber Theater will be among the many entertainers and important dignitaries that will be on hand to participate in “The Ultimate Tailgate Party” to welcome the first Southwest flights beginning at 10am. Barber will also be representing the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce where he serves as the 2013 Chairman of the Board.
Other entertainers scheduled to perform Saturday morning include The World Famous Platters, the Lennon Cathcart Trio, Acrobats of China, Paul Harris and the Cleverly’s, Legends in Concert and many more. The public is invited to attend the festivities and are urged to bring a lawn chair and wear their Southwest colors (Blue & Red). The gates open at 10am.
By adding direct and connecting flights, Southwest Airlines will offer service between Branson and 67 Southwest cities! Compared to last year’s AirTran Airways service for the same time period, Southwest Airlines this year will nearly be tripling the number of weekly seats, to and from the “Live Music Show Capital of the World.”
Last August, Branson hosted a pep-rally at the Branson Landing in preparation for tomorrow’s event. Here are some highlights from that memorable day just 6 months ago. Tomorrow’s Tailgate Party promises to be just as exciting!
For more information on the Ultimate Tailgate Party or flights to and from Branson, Missouri, please visit FlyBranson.com.Google+