New on the scene, the privately owned Branson Airport may make you forget you're in an airport at all. Designed to evoke a rustic lodge, the Branson airport features exposed wood beams, a water wheel, a general store, and a barbecue restaurant. The staff makes customer service a priority, from arrival to departure: Greeters welcome travelers the moment they enter the building, and employees with a free minute will come out to the runway for the "Branson Wave" to say goodbye to a departing plane. For those returning rental cars, porters arrive to courier travelers' bags straight from the trunk, making the experience less cumbersome. Additionally, many staff members are cross-trained to serve a variety of functions, so travelers can expect short wait times and attentive service, regardless of need or inquiry.