Lambert Airport http://kbia.org en Returning soldiers expected to increase holiday crowds at Lambert http://kbia.org/post/returning-soldiers-expected-increase-holiday-crowds-lambert <p>Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is preparing for a surge in visitors as the busy travel period surrounding Christmas and New Year’s Day begins Friday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public Relations Manager Jeff Lea says the airport is expecting a 15 to 20 percent increase from normal passenger traffic at peak travel times over the next two weeks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The biggest travel day prior to Christmas for air travel is going to be Friday,” he said.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:09:45 +0000 Joseph Leahy 45585 at http://kbia.org Returning soldiers expected to increase holiday crowds at Lambert Gov. Nixon signs $1.7B Boeing incentive plan http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-17b-boeing-incentive-plan <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon chose a monument to the space race manufacturing boon as a backdrop to sign into law a $1.7 billion tax incentive package to lure aerospace giant Boeing to the state.</p><p>The governor endorsed the tax breaks for production of the company's 777X jetliner Tuesday morning at a bill signing ceremony at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in St. Louis' Forest Park.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:27:44 +0000 Person: Associated Press 45072 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs $1.7B Boeing incentive plan Plane diverted to St. Louis airport lands safely http://kbia.org/post/plane-diverted-st-louis-airport-lands-safely <p>Eight passengers safely walked off a small aircraft Monday afternoon at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport after the pilot reported landing gear troubles. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:13:33 +0000 Associated Press 29850 at http://kbia.org Plane diverted to St. Louis airport lands safely Mo. Senate Endorses Wide-Ranging Tax Credit Bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-wide-ranging-tax-credit-bill <P>The <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A> spent several hours last night working on a wide-ranging tax credit bill, which they gave first-round approval to at&#160;around 3:30 this morning.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17149793">Senate Bill 120</A>&#160;would drastically cut incentives for Historic Preservation and low income housing.&#160; Historic Preservation tax credits would be capped at $50 million a year, instead of the current $140 million, and low income Housing incentives would be capped at $55 million a year.&#160;&#160;<A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem05.htm">Senator Jamilah Nasheed</A> (D, St. Louis) criticized the move. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:19:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29555 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate Endorses Wide-Ranging Tax Credit Bill Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations http://kbia.org/post/mo-airports-reopen-several-cancellations <p></p><p>Airports in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis reopened but passengers were told to expect several cancellations, particularly in the morning.</p><p>American Airlines flight 3215 from Columbia to Dallas was canceled this morning, but the remaining flights are scheduled to take off and arrive as planned.</p><p>Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Kansas City International Airport both closed Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit Missouri.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:15:48 +0000 Kristofor Husted & Associated Press 29314 at http://kbia.org Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations Mo. senators hear new plans for air export aid http://kbia.org/post/mo-senators-hear-new-plans-air-export-aid <p>Business and civic leaders from the St. Louis area are renewing a push for new tax breaks to encourage international exports through <a href="http://www.flystl.com/" target="_blank">Lambert-St. Louis International Airport</a>.</p><p>A Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on a plan that would authorize up to $7.5 million of annual tax credits for air cargo exports.</p><p>The proposal is a scaled-back version of a bill that failed during a 2011 special session. Other elements of that doomed package also are back before the Legislature.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:22:30 +0000 Associated Press 28110 at http://kbia.org Mo. senators hear new plans for air export aid Number of Lambert Airport passengers increases http://kbia.org/post/number-lambert-airport-passengers-increases <p></p><p></p><p>The number of passengers traveling through Lambert Airport in St. Louis is on the rise.</p><p>Airport officials said Tuesday that Lambert served more than 12.7 million passengers in 2012. That included 6.4 million departing passengers and 6.3 million arriving passengers, both up a little more than 1 percent over 2011.</p><p>Lambert officials say 47 percent of passengers last year flew on Southwest Airlines, an increase of 2 percent over 2011. American Airlines was second with 16 percent of passengers, followed by Delta with 13 percent.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:39:23 +0000 Associated Press 27654 at http://kbia.org Number of Lambert Airport passengers increases China Hub at Lambert appears doomed http://kbia.org/post/china-hub-lambert-appears-doomed <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8.5pt; background-color: white; line-height: 11.25pt; ">One of the key players in the effort to bring a China Hub to Lambert Airport now says that St. Louis has probably missed the opportunity.</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:36:13 +0000 Associated Press 9571 at http://kbia.org China Hub at Lambert appears doomed