Nonstop New Orleans to Missouri flights resume in May

Posted on: March 11 2016

By Jennifer Larino, | The Times-Picayune

Branson AirExpress will resume nonstop seasonal flights from New Orleans to Branson, Mo., the second year flights have been offered between the two cities. Flights begin in May.

Branson AirExpress, operated by Buzz Airways, will fly from Louis Armstrong International Airport to Branson Airport four times a week. The flights run through August.

Branson AirExpress added the route in 2015 to provide a previously unavailable connection between the Ozark Mountain Region and New Orleans.

Airport and city officials said the route benefits New Orleans tourism, making it easier for an underserved part of the country to travel to the city.

The Jetstream 41 aircraft that will serve the two-hour flight seats 29 passengers. Branson AirExpress is current offering a seasonal discount on tickets on its website. Tickets are available for flights running from May 26 to Aug. 14.

Branson Airport, founded in 2009, is the first privately financed and operated commercial airport in the country, according to a statement from the airline.