Springfield Airport Considers Branson Airport Contract

The Springfield-Branson National Airport flight blog (are they going to keep Branson in the name) ran a series of posts last week questioning Branson's negotiations with AirTran.
Raeanne Presley was gracious in acknowledging former mayor Lou Schaefer during AirTran's announcement that they would be the first carrier to provide daily flights to Branson. In a recent magazine article Presley bashed the deal as being too generous. The $8.24 passenger fee requires proof of visitation to Branson before the city makes a payout. How much more than the $2 million dollar cap paid by the city of Branson is left to speculation.