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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of St. Louis
ServesGreater St. Louis, Missouri
LocationUnincorporated St. Louis County 10 mi (16.1 km) NW of St. Louis
Elevation184.4 m (605 ft)
Aircraft operations170175
Passenger volume12331426
Area (acres)2800

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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is a Class B international airport serving Greater St. Louis. It is located approximately 10 mi (16.1 km) northwest of downtown St. Louis in unincorporated St. Louis County between Berkeley and Bridgeton. It is the largest and busiest airport in the state with 250 daily departures to more than 88 domestic and international locations. In 2010 12.3 million passengers traveled through the airport.

Named for Albert Bond Lambert, an Olympic medalist and manufacturer of Listerine, the airport rose to international prominence in the 20th century due to many factors including an association with Charles Lindbergh, the development of the first air traffic control system at the airport, hub status of Trans World Airlines and an iconic terminal designed by Minoru Yamasaki which later inspired the designs of terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

With the bankruptcy of TWA and later buyout from American Airlines, passenger traffic in 2001 was severely affected. In 2011 the airport was faced with further adversity when an F4 tornado directly struck the airport causing significant property damage and lead the closing of an entire concourse. The airport, however, continues to make passenger traffic gains in 2010 and 2011.

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