Lambert Airport

Business
8:09 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Returning soldiers expected to increase holiday crowds at Lambert

Lambert - St. Louis International Airport
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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.

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.

“The biggest travel day prior to Christmas for air travel is going to be Friday,” he said.

In addition, he adds that holiday travelers can expect to be flying with a significant number of men and women in uniform as well.

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Politics
4:27 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Gov. Nixon signs $1.7B Boeing incentive plan

Credit File Photo / KBIA

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.

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.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:13 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Plane diverted to St. Louis airport lands safely

Lambert Airport in St. Louis hopes to reopen terminal C in April.
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Eight passengers safely walked off a small aircraft Monday afternoon at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport after the pilot reported landing gear troubles.

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Politics
9:19 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Mo. Senate Endorses Wide-Ranging Tax Credit Bill

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 7:16 pm

The Missouri Senate spent several hours last night working on a wide-ranging tax credit bill, which they gave first-round approval to at around 3:30 this morning.


Senate Bill 120 would drastically cut incentives for Historic Preservation and low income housing.  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.  Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D, St. Louis) criticized the move.

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Business
9:15 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations

St. Louis' Lambert Airport is open for business with several flight cancellations.
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Airports in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis reopened but passengers were told to expect several cancellations, particularly in the morning.

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.

Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Kansas City International Airport both closed Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit Missouri.

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Politics
8:22 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Mo. senators hear new plans for air export aid

Lambert Airport in St. Louis hopes to reopen terminal C in April.
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Business and civic leaders from the St. Louis area are renewing a push for new tax breaks to encourage international exports through Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

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.

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.

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Business
4:39 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Number of Lambert Airport passengers increases

St. Louis' Lambert Airport
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The number of passengers traveling through Lambert Airport in St. Louis is on the rise.

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.

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.

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Business
3:36 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

China Hub at Lambert appears doomed

Lambert Airport Main Terminal
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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.

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