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 KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 16, Branson Airlines will begin flying to America's Musicshow Capital, according to Nick Herbst, chairman of Branson Airlines. With the airlines' first flight, which will take off at 7:30 a.m. from Kansas City International airport and arrive in Branson, Mo., at 8:30 a.m., country music fans now have a more comfortable, convenient way to the new capital of country music. Flights from Branson will begin with a 7:30 a.m. flight to St. Louis Lambert airport which lands at 8:45 a.m.
 Branson is the small southwest Missouri town that has exploded into a major center of country music. This year, 8 million tourists are expected to make the trip to the Ozarks to hear some of the biggest names in country music. Thousands of them will fly directly to Branson on the new airline.
 Branson Airlines provides daily non-stop air service between Branson's M. Graham Clark Airport and the major airports of four cities, St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville. Fares are $99 each way from St. Louis and Kansas City and $149 each way from the other two cities. The airline offers two flights each day from Kansas City and St. Louis and one flight from Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville.
 Because M. Graham Clark Airport is only a mile from downtown Branson, travelers will find that flying to the area is not only the fastest way to the shows but also the most convenient. Visiting Branson's more than 34 theaters is now a simple matter of following the main highway which runs directly from the airport to all of the theaters. With rental cars and several area transportation services available at the terminal, fans can literally finish breakfast, see several shows and be home for dinner.
 Convenience and exclusivity are the hallmarks of Branson Airlines. By securing an exclusive, five-year contract with the College of the Ozarks, which owns M. Graham Clark Airport, only Branson Airlines will provide commercial air service directly to and within 50 miles of Branson.
 According to Herbst, the story of the new airline is a commitment to quality.
 "While we were eager to fly, that first flight would not take place until all of the necessary elements were in place to give our passengers a first-class traveling experience," Herbst said.
 "The first example of this commitment to quality," he said, "is in our choice of aircraft. The De Havilland Dash 7 is a modern, 50-passenger, four-turboprop airplane. Each of the airline's five planes represents a $4 million investment."
 The airline also invested more than $1 million to build a terminal, new roads and ramps at the airport.
 Branson Airlines began operations with more than 50 employees, including phone staff for the airline's special reservation line, 800-422-4AIR. As it becomes more established, the airline anticipates adding more cities, airplanes and employees. Ten planes are expected to be in service within the next two to three years.
 Air travel is already popular with visitors to Branson, although until this year, the closest airport with regular commercial flights was Springfield, Mo., more than an hour away.
 "We are very optimistic about Branson Airline's future. The tremendous response from tourists, travel agents and business travelers supports our belief that Branson is a major opportunity for a new airline," Herbst said. "The growth of Branson is not just a story of tourists but also a story of entrepreneurs finding a way to serve their customers.
 "Now we are ready to expand our services to new destinations because we believe that the country music fans of America deserve the best in service that only Branson Airlines can provide," he said.
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 /CONTACT: J. David Holt of Holt Marketing Group, 816-471-4744, for Branson Airlines/

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