Springfield-Branson National Airport

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Missouri’s latest airport directory is now available from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The free directory contains descriptions and aerial photographs of all 122 public-use airports across the Show-Me State, according to a press release from MoDOT. It also includes information about area attractions and services.

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The Transportation Safety Administration or TSA had an array of items laid out on a table adorned with a white table cloth recently at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.

The items, including a knife hidden in a key and another in a lipstick case, as well as a power drill, ammunition, a fake grenade, brass knuckles and mouthwash, had all been surrendered by passengers when they were found in their bags at the security checkpoint at the Springfield airport and at Kansas City’s airport.

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The Springfield-Branson National Airport saw another record increase in passengers in 2017.  A total of 993,129 people flew out of the airport last year, up 4.2% from 2016 and a 35.7% increase since 2011.

According to airport officials, the growth in 2017 was propelled by several factors, including a strong economy in southwest Missouri, which resulted in more people flying.

Springfield-Branson National Airport

Changes coming to the Springfield-Branson National Airport should benefit customers.

A restaurant remodel will add more seating and will allow the venue to expand its menu offerings.  The work is expected to start this month, and will be finished by spring. 

Springfield-Branson National Airport

As of October 1, all electronics larger than a cell phone will have to go through x-ray screening at airports in the United States, including the Springfield-Branson National Airport.

“Over the past 12 to 18 months, the federal government's picked up a lot of intelligence  that terrorist groups are now capable of putting explosives in smaller electronic devices," airport spokesman, Kent Boyd said.  "That's the heart of the concern, so they want to make sure that every electronic device is screened."

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