Not really national (it's more international), but it's cool and I hadn't seen (or surprisingly even heard of) this before. Apparently the St. Louis Fire Dept. and the Zurich Airport Fire Dept. had a 'job swap' last year where two firefighters from each department swapped jobs for a week, I believe,...
Basically just talked about privatization efforts and also the $50 million in general obligation borrowing that the airport received voter approval for. Full text: CHICAGO – St. Louis received a double dose of positive news this week with voter approval for $50 million general obligation borrowing a...
You're right in that it doesn't matter at this point, but I checked the Lambert source originally because it was being used as the reference for the Wiki page's Frontier passenger destinations list, where JAX was still listed as a year-round destination. That's where all the confusion stemmed from h...
Must've been corrected since, because it definitely said it was year-round a few hours ago, unless I'm going crazy.
So is the upcoming Jacksonville service on Frontier actually year-round as stated in the Lambert press release and all the local news stations that reported it or is it just seasonal as stated in Frontier's own press release (which is seemingly corroborated by the rest of the website)?
Apparently it's already been the law in St. Louis since 2001 for scooter riders to wear helmets and to stay on the street or in alleys at all times except when parking, and it can be enforced by up to a $500 fine or 90 days in jail. Lime and Bird claim that they already make all riders aware of both...
Man, PIT is getting everything these days, it seems. China Eastern just announced seasonal charters between PIT and Shanghai, with the hope of turning those flights into a year-round route. Also of interest: Aer Lingus is supposedly narrowing down their next NA destinations list to two or three cand...
As pointed out on A.net, Qatar Airways' write-up on St. Louis as a destination is actually quite well put together. Could be that the AA/Oneworld connection is the main reason it's on their site. I have to concur with the conclusion that it must be one of the governmental Qatari flights, probably to...
^ Time will tell, I'm sure. I can see the full-on trees-on-buildings style going out of vogue, but I do see the inherent value of green roofs and greenery of similar ilk being incorporated into designs, and wouldn't mind seeing it a requirement in all new builds somehow. I can definitely see some to...
^ It's been mentioned (on Airliners.net, so take it how you will) that GoJet airlines might be a candidate for shuttering, as the CRJ-700s are candidates for retirement from regional services. Dunno if that would actually affect any actual flying numbers to Lambert, aside from GoJet leaving the list...
Apparently Republic Airlines is nearing a deal to buy Trans States Holdings , which is headquartered in Bridgeton near Lambert. Trans States Holdings owns Trans States Airlines, GoJet Airlines, and Compass Airlines, which operate regional jets for the US3. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1024...
^ Makes sense. But still, something's gotta give eventually.
Wholeheartedly agree that MO vs. STL needs to not be a thing. That's actually good to hear about Parsons, provided it's not just a facade. From what I'd heard previously, he was rather 'rural' in his mindset and had a certain... I dunno, disdain for urban areas I guess. Could've just been hearsay th...
AFAIK they only finished the facade of the building and a few 'show' rooms but the rest of the building is still pretty much bare concrete so... yeah.
I echo jshank in that I sense that Lambert is doing all the work in C for a very good reason. We'll just have to wait and see if the August rumors have any merit to them. I still feel as though St. Louis is a more attractive draw for European services than many give it credit for. I think more long-...
^ With the bonus of being run by actual Germans, too.
Last thing I'll say about DCI. Recap video: https://youtu.be/gmyywCPhOdo Final attendance: 6,672, which far exceeded expectations (though the number of 'people' involved directly was likely one to two thousand more). DCI was extremely pleased with the event venue and staff there, and the city as wel...
^ A follow-up to this grant from last August.
DCI Midwestern Championship was last night. Pretty good turnout too; almost every seat available for sale was filled, I just didn't really have a good vantage point to really check it out as I was on the Club Level. Fantastic event, as expected (again, I cannot recommend it highly enough), and it we...
A couple months in and the reviews are... rather mediocre, it seems. Not entirely unexpected, I suppose, but still a bit disappointing nonetheless.
I wonder if they have to include mechanical 'floors' as part of the floor count in the permits?
You know, I'm not even surprised at this point.

STL BJ - Lambert airport adviser with contentious history is hired again

https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/new ... story.html
Cool to see this full-page promotion of STL in Iceland.

In other news, with the recent announcement of JetBlue taking 60 CSeries... erm "A220-300" planes between 2020-2025, I wonder how that bodes for midwestern airports like IND and STL getting B6 service to Boston and/or JFK?
Actually, where were you shooting from? Did you get permission to use that ridge adjacent to the bulldozed neighborhood on the northeastern part of the field (the one that'll be turned into the new fuel storage area)?