William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Branson AirExpress today unveiled new nonstop service to Branson, Missouri from Houston Texas.
“Branson is the crown jewel of Missouri,” said Houston Airport System interim aviation director Eric Potts, himself a Missouri native. “It has world-class options available for music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. William P. Hobby Airport is a facility that’s known for economical fares and nonstop flights and we think Branson Air Express is going to fit into that landscape extremely well.”
The new service – to be marketed as public charter flights under the name Branson AirExpress – will be operated by ExpressJet Airlines.
Beginning May 17, 2010 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 to and from each of the partner airports.
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.
Hobby Airport ranks among the top airports in the world for performance according to the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ). ACI is the leading organization representing airports around the globe. Hobby Airport served more than 8.2 million passengers in 2009.