Kent Boyd

City of Springfield

Officials hope a new nursing suite at Springfield Branson National Airport will make traveling more pleasant for mothers.

The airport will host a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new facility on Tuesday, December 5, at 10:30 a.m. It’s something the airport has been considering for years, according to Public Information Officer Kent Boyd.

“We’ve seen an uptick of inquiries about having such facilities in the past few years, and it’s the right thing to do so we’re going to go ahead and do it.”

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Ryan Welch / KSMU

This story has been updated to reflect an updated time for the president's arrival and subsequent speech.

An airport official says President Donald Trump’s visit to Springfield Wednesday won’t be much different than normal operations.

TSA

 The Springfield Branson National Airport now features state-of-the-art scanning technology. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began deploying the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to airports in 2008. The machines are designed to safely screen passengers for both metallic and non-metallic threats that can be concealed under clothing, all while preserving passenger privacy.

Kent Boyd is the spokesman for the Springfield Branson National Airport.

Allegiant Air has announced plans to expand service out of Springfield-Branson National Airport. The company says that beginning Oct. 31; nonstop jet service will begin between here and southwest Florida. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.

The new flights will operate twice weekly to and from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), about a 30 minute drive from Ft. Meyers, on a seasonal basis through April 2014.

A new report shows total passengers flying in and out of Springfield-Branson National Airport grew by 2.8 percent in 2012 from the previous year. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

While there were more passengers, revenue at the airport was basically flat because of fewer flights, says airport Spokesman Kent Boyd.