Regional airline to start flights to Branson

Collaborative partnership between airports announced

Branson Airport is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the U.S., Palmer said. That nearly year-old airport is also serviced by AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines.

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett said the city will provide fire protection for the scheduled charter service. The city took over fire protection at the airport on an on-demand basis in 2008, the same year the Indiana Air National Guard stopped that service. "This is a great opportunity for the community and we will make it work," Bennett said.

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