Air traffic control tower at St. Louis Lambert Airport (Photo: flySTL)

American Airlines to Close St. Louis Pilot Base

American Airlines announced yesterday its plan to close of its pilot base in St. Louis (STL) effective Sept. 2018, according to Dallas News. The closure will force approximately 180 pilots currently based at STL to relocate or commute to another American base. "Taking these factors into consideration, a difficult decision has been made to close the [St. Louis] base in September 2018," stated Kimball Stone, Vice President of flight operations, American Airlines. "While this decision has been in discussion for…