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The STL AvDay crew watches as a Southwest Boeing 737 departs (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

St. Louis Airport Gives Aviation Enthusiasts a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Airport Operations

As crowds gathered downtown Saturday to celebrate the St. Louis Blues winning their first Stanley Cup, AvGeeks would have their own first-time event to celebrate 13 miles to the northwest at the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport as the airport hosted the first edition of STL AvDay. A behind-the-scenes tour of the airport, 20 plus guests were chosen from a social media contest in May and were given a three-hour tour of the airfield and a lunch with the airport operations…

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…

The Near Death and Resurgence of St. Louis International Airport

Airline hubs are generally not the kind of place that change much in terms of service. In the United States, given the last decade of consolidation among airlines, most hub airports will likely stay hubs for their respective airlines for years to come, with only growth or minor downsizing as…

St. Louis-Lambert Outlines Terminal Expansions Following the Addition of New…

While many terminals don’t get a second chance once they close, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is doing the opposite. The former TWA hub has seen great declines in air service compared to its 2001 performance, however the airport is seeing a slow rise in traffic thanks to Southwest Airlines. As…