http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Metro East officials losing patience with MidAmerica Airport http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-east-officials-losing-patience-midamerica-airport <p>Today the <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903635604576476170691580238.html">Wall Street Journal</a> ran a story about decreasing prospects for small regional airport&#39;s like MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, IL.</p><p>When it was built over a decade ago MidAmerica was meant to serve as a &quot;reliever&quot; airport for Lambert and nearby Scott Air Force Base.&nbsp; As the Journal reports, those aspirations have largely failed to pan out, as departures from Lambert have dropped significantly since Sept. 11.</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 22:16:49 +0000 Adam Allington 1824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro East officials losing patience with MidAmerica Airport