The Branson Airport has landed a new airline for seasonal service. Buzz Airways will fly to Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby) starting June 12th.
Here’s more information from the airport media release, “The new flights by Buzz will replace the service currently offered on Southwest that is slated to end June 8th. The flight schedule has been designed to allow customers to book separate tickets on Southwest in order to connect to and from other popular gateways.
“Buzz Airways is here to provide service to communities that have faced a reduction or elimination of flights by the major airlines and their regional partners. With average load factors in excess of 80%, Southwest has clearly demonstrated the existence of demand in these particular markets,” stated Matt Chaifetz, Chief Commercial Officer of Buzz Airways. “We are happy to step in to continue to offer low fares, great service, and nonstop flights for the busy summer travel season.”
“We look forward to continued service to Chicago and Houston on Buzz Airways” states Branson Airport Executive Director, Jeff Bourk. “Our Airport Team is working hard to fill the gap created by Southwest Airlines’departure and we are focusing on securing replacement air service in 2015.”
Reservations can be made by calling toll free 1-844-I-FLY-BUZZ (1-844-435-9289) or visiting www.buzzair.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Branson Airport. All flights are public charters operated by Corporate Flight Management Inc. d/b/a Buzz Airways as both the indirect and direct air carrier.
The price of tickets for Charter Flights is non refundable. Reservations may be changed or cancelled prior to departure to receive courtesy credit towards a future Charter Flight, subject to availability, for an administrative fee of $100.00 per Passenger. Cancellations made at least one hour prior to departure result in a courtesy flight credit which may be used for travel on Charter Flights up to 365 days from date of original travel, in the amount of the Charter Flight price, less the applicable administrative fee. Buzz Airways makes no assurances, however, that service will be available at future dates. Participants who do not notify Buzz Airways in advance of their flight forfeit their right to a refund or flight credit for future travel. Voucher credits issued for future charters have no actual cash value. The right to a refund of a Charter Flight, if changed, is limited but includes the following rights: a) Participants who pay by a credit card may receive a full refund until an operator-participant contract is signed. b) Participants may receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee, upon providing a substitute Participant to Buzz Airways, or upon Buzz Airways finding a substitute for you. Buzz Airways reserves the right to accept or decline a Passenger as a Participant of a Charter Flight or to change or withdraw a Charter Flight, subject to the provisions in this Agreement regarding major changes or cancellations by the operator. All refunds will be made within 14 days after cancellation or substitution
An “Unaccompanied Minor” is defined as a passenger of at least 6 years of age who has not yet reached his or her 14th birthday, who is not accompanied by a responsible adult passenger on any portion of his or her itinerary.
A service fee of $50.00 per child per way is required to be paid.
Check-in is required 2 hours prior to departure. Unaccompanied Minor and the responsible adult accompanying them must be present 45 minutes prior to departure at the boarding gate. Unaccompanied Minors will be given priority advance boarding.
The responsible adult delivering the Unaccompanied Minor will be required to present one piece of valid government issued ID or a birth certificate to station management. Responsible adults must also fill out necessary paperwork at the ticket counter prior to departure which identifies the name, address and telephone numbers of person(s) authorized to receive the Unaccompanied Minor at the arrival and delivery airports. The responsible adult(s) must also remain at the gate until the flight is confirmed to have left the ground.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES shall Buzz Airways deliver an Unaccompanied Minor to any person other than that designated in writing by the adult delivering the minor.
Infants, children under 24 months, can be flown as “Lap Children.” These infants must sit on the lap of the adult accompanying them. A $25.00 per way charge applies to these passengers.
Due to seating restrictions all reservations for Unaccompanied Minors and infants must be made by calling 1-888-359-2541. Reservations center agents will communicate Unaccompanied Minor and infant policies to persons booking reservations.
Print out or view the Unaccompanied Minor form.
Check-in is available two hours prior to flight time. All passengers must check-in no less than one hour prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight. Passengers must be at the boarding gate in possession of a boarding pass no later than 30 minutes prior to departure. Buzz Airways reserves the right to resell any seat or deny boarding to any passenger not checked in 30 minutes prior to departure, and the passenger will have no claim against Buzz Airways for the reservation.
All passengers 18 years of age or older must have valid government issued photo identification, such as a drivers license, state non-operators ID, active-duty military ID, or passport. Open seating will apply to all passengers who have not opted for pre-departure seat selections.
Passengers are allowed to transport a maximum of three (3) bags for each ticketed passenger (two checked bags and one gate-checked bag). Up to two (2) bags may be checked, dimensions of checked items are not to exceed 62 inches in overall length, width and height and are not to exceed 50 pounds. One (1) gate-checked bag can be transported not to exceed overall dimensions of 45 inches (22″ long by 14″ height by 9″ width) and 30 pounds. In addition, a personal item such as a purse, laptop, reading material, umbrella, backpack, diaper bag or camera case. The gate-checked bag will be checked as a valet bag and will be collected prior to boarding and made available for pickup plane side on debarkation. A non-refundable Standard Baggage Service Charge for checked baggage shall apply for all checked baggage, defined as follows: checked bags declared at the ticket counter upon check-in will be assessed a Standard Baggage Service Charge of $25.00 each way for the first checked bag and $25.00 for the second checked bag each way. Overweight baggage shall be assessed the following charges in addition to the Standard Baggage Service Charge (payable at the ticket counter upon check-in): each checked bag weighing over 50 pounds will be assessed a fee of $50. Oversized items shall be assessed a fee of $50.00 per item, in addition to the Standard Baggage Service Charge. Additional items presented for check-in beyond the two-item limit shall be accepted solely at the discretion of station management, and are not guaranteed to be transported. An Excess Baggage fee of $50.00 per item shall apply to any item presented beyond the two-item per-person limit. All baggage fees are nonrefundable. Gate-checked bags will be accepted without fee provided that such baggage meets the size criteria. Buzz Airways reserves the right to require an item to be stowed in the checked luggage compartment, subject to Standard Baggage Service Charges and overweight fees if it cannot be safely stowed in the overhead bin or under the seat directly in front of the ticketed passenger. Special items such as surfboards, bicycles, scuba gear, skiing equipment, snowboard equipment, dry ice or hazard materials are subject to an extra charge of $50.00 per item if the bag is Overweight Baggage or if the bag exceeds 62 inches in overall length. Buzz Airways shall accept one golf bag per ticketed passenger; Standard Baggage Service Charges will apply to golf bags; Overweight/Excess Baggage Fees may also apply. It is recommended that golf equipment be stored in a hard-sided case for added protection. All golf bags must have a cover that prevents spillage of contents. Excess baggage will be accepted on a space available basis only, as determined by Buzz Airways in its sole determination. All bags must have outside identification. Small dogs or cats may be accepted on a space-available basis in an FAA-approved carrier that must fit and be stowed under the seat directly in front of the passenger as a ticketed Passenger’s gate-checked luggage for a service fee of $50.00 per pet per flight segment.
As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is home to a respected and energetic arts community, celebrated restaurants, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration. Home to the third-largest consular corps in the nation, Houston is a mecca of diversity, giving breath to one of the most vivid cultural scenes in the country.
You could spend 365 days in Houston and still not experience everything this city has to offer. From world-class museums and theaters to family-friendly destinations, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Houston.
See the diversity that Downtown Houston has to offer. Take your family to the Downtown Aquarium, which is more like an under-water adventure and has a Ferris wheel and an aquatic carousel. Next catch a live performance in Houston’s 17th block Theater District. This District features the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and the Houston Symphony.
For relaxation visit the Buffalo Bayou, a serene downtown waterway. This calm downtown center offers a landscape of restoration and beauty to the busy city area. You can walk or bike along the trails to experience the outdoors Houston style.
Get off the streets and go underground! Houston has a 6.3 mile tunnel that connects downtown businesses and offices. From Monday to Friday you can find restaurants, dry cleaners, and all sorts of shops open in the underground network of tunnels. If you are visiting on a weekday check out this attraction to see a unique part of Houston.
Visit one (or both) of Houston Chinatowns. Houston has the second largest Indochinese population in the United States, making its Chinatowns a booming industry. The Hong Kong City Mall is one of the few Asian indoor malls in the United States. If you are further interested in Asian history visit the Forbidden Gardens west of Houston in Katy, Texas. This outdoor museum replicates many of China’s major historical events.
Calling all sports fans! While visiting catch a Houston Astros game. This major league baseball team plays their home games at Houston’s Minute Maid baseball park. Participate in the excitement and fun of the game and get caught up in one of America’s favorite past times.
By providing a diverse array of attractions Houston has become to place to be for people off all ages. Experience Houston today!
Check in for your flight at the Branson AirExpress ticket counter, located on the 2nd level between American Eagle and AirTran. For further information about Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport contact them at 713-640-3000.
With towering skyscrapers overlooking tulips on The Magnificent Mile, Opening Day baseball at Wrigley Field, and a stunning Millennium Park beginning to bloom – springtime in Chicago buzzes with energy and
Whether you’re visiting Chicago for business or pleasure, you can expect to find world-class dining, attractions, entertainment, and hotels and accommodations here in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest.
If you’re looking for things to do in Chicago, look no further! Enjoy the great outdoors with a sightseeing tour on the river boats, a play date with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo or a scenic ride on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace at a luxurious spa, jet set through spectacular downtown shopping malls or cozy up to a bar for some craft cocktails. In Chicago, dining is an activity in itself, with over 5,500 restaurants that line the culinary landscape and boast star chefs and endless accolades
Chicago is a city of world-class status and unsurpassed beauty. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago is home to an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra, renowned architecture, award-winning theater, and much more.
Stroll along the boardwalk of the Navy Pier and see one of the many great views Chicago has to offer. Eat and shop at countless restaurants and stores. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride around Lake Michigan and take in the landscape around you. The pier also has a 150 foot ferris wheel that lights up at night dazzling the city skyline, and if on-board a phenomenal view of the city.
See Chicago from the view of a bird! Visit the Chicago Skydeck and look out from the 94th floor of the Willis Tower. If you want to go even higher up visit the Hancock Observatory on the 103rd floor. Feel like you are flying above the city, only this time you can take pictures that will last a lifetime.
Broadway has come to the Mid-West. Mega-hit shows come through the city every year giving you the chance to catch the performance you have always been wanting to see! While visiting catch a show that is premiering world-wide or better yet see a show that only runs in Chicago.
Young and old alike love to visit Chicago’s museums to learn. The Field Museum is one of the largest history museums in the world, and is known for Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found. Field Museum features special exhibits during certain times of the year, but you can always find over 20 million biological and anthropological specimens on display. Next take a trip to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium and see some of the 22,000 living specimens and experience underwater marvels of the world.
Book your adventure to the Windy City today!
Check in for your flight at the Porter ticket counter. For further information about the Chicago-Midway International Airport contact them at 773-838-0600.
Check in for your charter flight at Atlantic Aviation. Directions: From Hwy 183, take the Burleson exit. Go to Emma Browning Ave and follow to Atlantic Aviation. For further information about the Atlantic Aviation please Click Here.
Parking at this location is free. If you have arranged a rental car, you must contact your provider to inform them that your pick-up location will be Atlantic Aviation. If you need assistance booking a rental car, please contact FlyBranson Travel Services at 888.359.2541 to speak with a representative.
Catch a show, grab a bite, do some shopping and discover a whole lot more in Austin. Day or night, weekday or weekend, you can always find something playing in this live music city.
Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, hosting over 200 venues with more live music concert halls per capita than anywhere else in the nation. This city features thousands of musicians from all types of backgrounds and styles. In the Live Music Capital of the world you can go to a show almost any time of the day, any day of the week.
While in the Live Music Capital visit the Texas State Capitol. See the history of the Lone Star State with a free guided tour or stop by and just walk around. This stone Capitol sits on the city skyline providing a testament to the freedom of all Texans.
If you enjoy outdoor activities Austin is the place for you. The city hosts over 200 parks with miles of hiking and biking trails. Hike the 10 mile stretch around the famous Lady Bird Lake and see the delightful landscape of the city and the spectacular views of nature.
For a real feel of Austin visit downtown, which according to locals is, “As Austin As It Gets.” Downtown Austin offers something for everyone to do. See a live theater performance, go to a club, visit an art museum, and even shop at some of the hundreds of unique retail stores. Visit some of Austins most famous districts. South Congress, known more commonly as SoCo, is full of unique boutiques and local goods. The 2nd Street District is upscale and trendy offering plenty more fabulous shopping experiences.
Have a once in a lifetime experience, visit Austin today!
Flights are public charters operated by Corporate Flight Management, Inc. Advertised public charter fares are one-way, do not require a round trip purchase, and include Federal Excise Tax of 7.5%. Sale fares must be booked 30 days or more prior to travel. These fares are capacity controlled and may not be available on all seats on all flights. The quoted charter price includes charter air transportation for the Charter Flight booked with Buzz Airways’ web site or its toll-free Reservations Department at 1-844-I-FLY-BUZZ. Fares are one-way and include Federal Excise Tax of 7.5%, Aviation Passenger Security Fees of up to $5.60 per person each way, Segment Fees of $4.00 per person per flight segment, and Passenger Facility Charges of up to $4.50 each way. Fares are subject to availability at the time of booking, and are subject to change. A $25.00 checked baggage fee will apply for the first checked bag and $25.00 for a second checked bag per person. Each checked bag weighing over 50 pounds will be assessed a fee of $50 in addition to the checked bag fee. Click here to view more details on our standard baggage service fee schedule. Dates of the advertised flights are subject to change in accordance with regulatory requirements. Cancellation is subject to administrative fee when permitted by regulatory requirements. See our Operator-Participant Agreement for full information.