Springfield Branson National Airport

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.”


 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.

The Springfield-Branson National Airport is expanding its general aviation complex to make room for more private aircraft.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann reports about why this could be a boost for the local economy.

Next month, the airport will begin to expand and change its general aviation complex. Kent Boyd is a spokesperson for the airport.

Local agencies are feeling the pinch after Congress failed to reach a midnight deadline for a stop-gap spending bill, preventing an estimated 800,000 federal employees from working. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports on who is and isn’t open for business.