Springfield-Branson National Airport, formerly Springfield-Greene County Airport, Springfield Municipal Airport and Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the central business district of Springfield, a city in Greene County, Missouri, United States. The airport has non-stop service to eleven U.S. cities.
SPRINGFIELD BRANSON NATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport opened under the name of Springfield-Greene County Airport on July 2, 1945 following bond issues of $350,000 in 1942 and $150,000 in 1945 to build the airport. It replaced the Springfield Park and Airport on East Division Street (which now operates as Downtown Airport (Missouri)). Springfield Park was the former McCluer Flying Field which opened in 1925 and purchased by the city in 1928 and which had commercial service by American Airlines and Transcontinental and Western. The airlines discontinued service during the Great Depression.
The airport was shortly renamed Springfield Municipal Airport after the city and county disagreed on funding.
In 1946 American Airlines began first commercial service to the new airport.
SPRINGFIELD BRANSON NATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
SPRINGFIELD BRANSON NATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Lat: 37° 14′ 44″ N
Long: 93° 23′ 18″ W
Elevation: 1,268 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 7003×150 ft. :: 14/32 8000×150 ft.