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47 CHAPTER THIRTEEN SPRINGFIELDBRANSON NATIONAL AIRPORT--ADAPTIVE REUSE OF FORMER TERMINAL AIRPORT SPONSOR AND INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS uses. The former terminal was leased relatively quickly to Expedia Inc. and to the Missouri Army National Guard, and Airport NameSpringfieldBranson National both tenants moved in within 15 months after the terminal Airport (SGF) became vacant. This case study is one of the few successful reuses of a passenger terminal that did not involve exten- City, State Springfield, Missouri sive modification of the exterior envelope of the facility. The focus here is on lease terms and upgrades that were needed Airport Sponsor City of Springfield to reuse the terminal. Person InterviewedShawn Schroeder, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Aviation--Operations BACKGROUND SGF is a small hub airport on 3,500 acres located in south- THE SITUATION western Missouri. It has two runways that are 7,003 ft and 8,000 ft. Four airlines (American, Allegiant, Delta, and In May 2009, SpringfieldBranson National Airport moved United) serve the airport to 11 destinations. In 2009, the air- into its new Midfield Terminal. This left the former termi- port enplaned 398,025 passengers. Over the past 15 years, nal vacant (Figure 39). The airport worked with the eco- passengers have grown by approximately 4% per year. The nomic development staff of the Chamber of Commerce to airport serves as a gateway to the Missouri Ozarks and a develop tenant leads and with the FAA to keep them posted tourist destination to Branson, Missouri, which attracts on progress and to obtain concurrence for nonaeronautical more than 7 million visitors annually. The steady increase FIGURE 39 SpringfieldBranson National Airport former terminal.