Kent Boyd

Springfield Police Department
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.


 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.