Cheap flights carrier AirTran has announced plans to start a new flight between Atlanta and Branson, Missouri.
The new route, which will be serviced by Boeing 717-200 aircraft, will come into operation on May 11th.
Commenting on the new flight, Tad Hutcheson, vice-president of marketing and sales for AirTran airways, said the service represented an opportunity to bring low-fare air travel to the Missouri city.
"AirTran Airways will give local residents the opportunity to travel across the country, while simultaneously encouraging tourists to visit the Ozarks and experience the city of Branson" he said.
The airline currently connects to 54 destinations through its hub city of Atlanta, with Orlando, New York and San Juan among its most popular routes.
AirTran is one of the US’s largest cheap flights airlines, employing in excess of 9,000 people.
It operates 700 flights a day and is based at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.