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Branson AirExpress begins service at Hobby Airport on May 17

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William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Branson AirExpress unveil new nonstop service to Branson, Missouri.

"We are excited to announce Branson as our first new destination in 2010 and welcome Branson AirExpress to our customer service award-winning William P. Hobby Airport. Branson AirExpress will connect Branson, Missouri -- known as the "Live Music Show Capital of the World" -- with Houston's abundant entertainment, theatrical and cultural offerings," says Robert Wigington, deputy director of marketing, communications and community affairs. "The Houston Airport System is continually working to deliver new domestic and international nonstop destinations and to ensure a healthy diversity of flight options, airlines and destinations for Houston's business and leisure travelers. Branson is the 10th new nonstop passenger destination from Houston in the past few years."

The new service, to be marketed as public charter flights under the name Branson AirExpress, will be operated by ExpressJet Airlines.

"For Houston folks to drive to Branson, it's a 12 hour drive, but now you can take a nonstop flight that only takes two hours to come watch our shows in Branson," says country music entertainer Moe Bandy.

Beginning May 17, Branson AirExpress will offer nonstop service five days a week between Branson and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Austin, Texas, William P. Hobby Airport - Houston, Texas, Des Moines International Airport Des Moines, Iowa and three times a week between Branson and Shreveport Regional Airport Shreveport, Louisiana and Terre Haute International Airport, Terre Haute, Indiana.

In addition to offering this new nonstop service, passengers may combine flight segments to create connections from each of the partner airports to the other partner airports. Tickets may be purchased by calling toll free 1-888-FLY-BKG1 (1-888-359-2541), by visiting, or at the airports in Branson and all partnering cities.

ExpressJet features a young fleet of fuel-efficient Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft configured with no middle seats, more than 100 channels of free XM Satellite radio, and cushioned leather seating.

About Branson Airport:

Opening its doors May of 2009, Branson Airport LLC is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States. Currently serviced by AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines; additional carriers and destinations are on the horizon. Located in the heart of the Ozarks and centrally located in the Midwest, the airport also boasts a state of the art FBO, Branson JetCenter and a full service travel agency and public charter operator, FlyBranson Travel LLC d/b/a Branson AirExpress. For more information on Branson Airport LLC and any of its subsidiaries please visit

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