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Passenger growth at the Springfield‐Branson National Airport is so rapid that the airport is adding more parking. Construction is now underway on more than 700 additional parking spots. This is on top of the 300 spots added less than three years ago.

Airports across the country have seen record growth the past couple of years and keeping up with parking is a challenge. In Springfield, the lots are often full, with some vehicles parked in what would normally be no‐parking zones.

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The busy summer travel season is here and the Springfield airport encourages flyers to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight’s scheduled leave time.

The airline lobbying organization, Airlines for America, expects more than 257 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and the end of August. It’s part of a continuing trend of robust growth in the airline business — in Springfield, for example, passenger numbers have grown 43% over the past...

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