Lambert Airport http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lambert Airport Rolls Out Baggage Screening System, Plans For New Copper Roof http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lambert-airport-rolls-out-baggage-screening-system-plans-new-copper-roof <p>Lambert Airport is now screening luggage checked at Terminal 1 with a new automated baggage system.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">The $50.7 million assembly of ramps, conveyor belts and X-rays replaces the bomb detection machines that were installed in ticketing areas after the 9/11 terrorists attacks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">Watch below for a bag’s-eye-view of the bomb-detecting security system:</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:20:58 +0000 Joseph Leahy 34164 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lambert Airport Rolls Out Baggage Screening System, Plans For New Copper Roof TSA Loosens Screening For More Lambert Airport Flyers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tsa-loosens-screening-more-lambert-airport-flyers <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><div style="font-size: 13px; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The Transportation Security Administration is clearing more than a quarter of the nation's commercial passengers for expedited screening as it expands its </span>PreCheck<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> program. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 04:58:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32519 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org TSA Loosens Screening For More Lambert Airport Flyers Homebound Soldiers To Swell Pre-holiday Rush At Lambert Airport http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/homebound-soldiers-swell-pre-holiday-rush-lambert-airport <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> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:23:43 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Homebound Soldiers To Swell Pre-holiday Rush At Lambert Airport What's Next For Lambert - St. Louis International Airport? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whats-next-lambert-st-louis-international-airport <p>The week of Thanksgiving is one of the busiest weeks of the year for Lambert - St. Louis International Airport, as travelers make their way home for the holidays.</p><p>But movement of another sort is also going on at Lambert - a dual push to both make the airport a stronger economic engine for the region and a more inviting entry-point for the city.</p><p><strong>Airport As Economic Driver</strong></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:42:22 +0000 Camille Phillips 31785 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What's Next For Lambert - St. Louis International Airport? Charter Flight Provider JetLinx To Open A St. Louis Location http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charter-flight-provider-jetlinx-open-st-louis-location <p>A Missouri Air National Guard facility that has been vacant since 2009 is getting a new life, thanks to a company that's hoping to capitalize on the growing demand for general aviation traffic at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.</p><p>Charter flight provider&nbsp;JetLinx announced today that it will spend about $1 million to convert one of the buildings into a terminal for its clients. It will be the only general aviation company at Lambert with its own fleet of planes, which is expected to start operating in September.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:04:31 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 29283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charter Flight Provider JetLinx To Open A St. Louis Location Solar Plane To Depart St. Louis For Cincinnati Friday Morning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/solar-plane-depart-st-louis-cincinnati-friday-morning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A solar powered airplane that landed in St. Louis last Tuesday is scheduled to depart early tomorrow morning [Friday].</span></p><p>This will be the 4<sup>th</sup> leg of the aircraft’s cross-continental flight.</p><p>Solar Impulse was originally scheduled to fly directly from St. Louis to Washington DC. But because of strong winds the plane will make an additional stop in Cincinnati to allow the team to rest and switch pilots.</p><p>The plane’s 12,000 solar cells power it by day while recharging batteries that allow it to fly at night.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:15:01 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 27357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Solar Plane To Depart St. Louis For Cincinnati Friday Morning St. Louis Selected As Midwest Stop For Solar-Powered Aircraft http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-selected-midwest-stop-solar-powered-aircraft <p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">St. Louis will be a pit stop for the first solar-powered flight across America. It was announced Tuesday that Lambert Airport is one of five airports selected for Solar Impulse's cross-country flight.</span></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">"We are the city forever linked to Charles Lindbergh nearly 90 years ago," St. Louis mayor Francis Slay said. "This year we recognize that there are new milestones and advances to witness, and St. Louis will be part of that inspiring story."</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:04:24 +0000 Chris McDaniel 25954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Selected As Midwest Stop For Solar-Powered Aircraft Lambert Airport Approves Parking Rate Increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lambert-airport-approves-parking-rate-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're flying out of St. Louis, you might soon pay more for parking.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, Lambert-St. Louis Airport Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a parking rate increase for most of the lots.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:29:30 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9955 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lambert Airport Approves Parking Rate Increase Mo.-St. Louis Trade Delegation In China Renews Air Cargo Hub Efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-st-louis-trade-delegation-china-renews-air-cargo-hub-efforts <p>Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders are wrapping up a trade mission to China this week designed to revive the so-called China Hub project.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7087 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo.-St. Louis Trade Delegation In China Renews Air Cargo Hub Efforts Tips And Reminders For Thanksgiving Air Travelers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tips-and-reminders-thanksgiving-air-travelers <p>Officials at <a href="http://flystl.com/">Lambert-St. Louis International Airport</a> and the <a href="http://www.tsa.gov/">Transportation Security Administration</a> are preparing for a boost in travelers over the Thanksgiving holiday.</p><p>Between Friday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 25, the airport is expected to see a 10 to 15 percent increase in passengers.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:53:21 +0000 Tina Eaton 6468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tips And Reminders For Thanksgiving Air Travelers