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State of the Airport Presentation Set for May 25

Springfield-Branson National Airport will present a state of the airport program at 3:30 p.m. May 25 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Among the highlights: Officials indicate there’s a good chance the airport will break the 1 million passenger mark this year, an impressive milestone, but also evidence of our region’s vibrant economy. A […]
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MoDOT Plans Meeting to Inform Public of Route 65 Construction Project

People interested in the Route 65 reconstruction project are encouraged to attend a public meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 23. The come-and-go style meeting will be at the MoDOT Southwest District Office, 3025 E. Kearney St. MoDOT officials and contractor representatives will be on hand to share details about when traffic impacts can […]
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Golf Course Designed by Tiger Woods Planned at Big Cedar Lodge

Congratulations to Bass Pro founder and CEO Johnny Morris on the announcement of a partnership with 79-time PGA Tour winner Tiger Woods and the Payne Stewart family. Scheduled to open in 2019 and named in honor of the late Payne Stewart, the new Payne’s Valley Golf Course will be the first fully public-access course in […]
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U.S. 65 Construction Begins in July

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced a construction project that will close portions of U.S. 65 for most of the summer begins the week of July 10. Route 65: The Rebuild includes upgrading guardrails, rebuilding shoulders and replacing pavement between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street with “major traffic impacts” expected. The highway will be closed […]
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You Can Get There From Here

Springfield-Branson National Airport soon will have two more nonstop destinations available for travelers. Allegiant begins service between Springfield (SGF) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport (VPS) May 25 and United Airlines starts service from Springfield to Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) June 8. Tickets for both routes are available now at www.allegiant.com and www.united.com. The service to […]
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SGF Reports Another Record-Breaking Year

A record number of passengers – more than 950,000 – flew in and out of the city using Springfield-Branson National Airport in 2016. That’s up 4.3% from 2015, the previous record year. The airport saw growth in 2016 in other important measurements including the number of scheduled flights were up 10%, available airline seats were […]
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Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Destination from Springfield

Allegiant announced new nonstop service to Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida, from Springfield. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $59.* The new seasonal flights begin May 25 and will operate twice weekly between Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). The flights will […]
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Travel Council Offers Five Packages in Second Chance Auction

The Missouri Travel Council Second Chance Auction will take place from 8 a.m. Dec. 5 through 5 p.m. Dec. 9, and some fantastic deals are offered. To bid, simply indicate the item you are bidding on along with the amount of your bid to MissouriTravelCouncil@gmail.com. If you’re outbid, you’ll receive an email alerting you to […]
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National Plan for Vacation Day set for Jan. 31

Mark your calendar for National Plan for Vacation Day on Jan. 31 when Americans are encouraged to plan vacation days for the rest of the year. According to Project: Time Off, the promoter of National Plan for Vacation Day, 55 percent of American workers don’t use all their vacation time and in 2015 left 658 […]
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Park Board Earns Accreditation

Congratulations to The Springfield-Greene County Park Board on receiving full accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies during the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference. The Park Board is among only 155 CAPRA-accredited parks and recreation agencies in the United States, including 14 newly accredited this month. Less than two […]
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