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Lambert Photo of the Week: Picture This!

St. Louis ArtWorks students snap pictures of a plane about to land at Lambert this week.

Pictures and more pictures were snapped this week at Lambert by a group of young artists in training. Lambert invited 17 high school and college-age students with St. Louis ArtWorks to see what life is like on a typical day at Lambert. The students captured planes taking off, baggage being loaded into planes, crews painting stripes on the airfield taxiways, restaurants in action, homecoming reunions and much more. The students will turn those pictures into sketches, paintings and other works of art for an exhibit at the Airport later this summer. The Boeing Company is sponsoring this summer art project at Lambert.

2nd Phase of Road Improvement Project Requires Different Routes for Shuttles and Pickups

A new phase of detours will begin Monday, June 18 in Terminal 1 for arriving passengers seeking ground transportation shuttles.  Construction on the Terminal 1 Bag Claim Drive (Lower) is switching to the two north lanes which are closest to the terminal curb. All van and shuttle pick up areas will be moved to the center roadway island.  No pedestrian traffic will be allowed to cross the construction areas. The public will be directed to enter the Terminal 1 Garage  from the Bag Claim level (Doors 14, 15 and 16), take the elevator to the Green Level (Level 3) and then use a cross walk to access the ground transportation pickup zones along the roadway island.  The detours affect pick up zones for the Terminal 2 shuttle, Super Park shuttles and off airport parking vans. Pickup for hotel and motel shuttles during the second phase of construction will remain located on the upper level of Terminal 1 at Exit 6.  In addition to detour signage, the Airport will have an Information Ambassador ... Read the rest of entry »

Lambert Congratulates AMAC for Successful Airport Business Diversity Conference

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport was in the national spotlight over the last several days as the host sponsor for the 28th Annual AMAC Business Diversity Conference in downtown St. Louis. Lambert helped welcome about 1, 000 business professionals to St. Louis to network and connect with potential business partners in the aviation industry. AMAC promotes and assists minority and women-owned businesses. 

Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge served on several panels throughout the conference including an Airport Director's forum.  She was also the featured speaker at the Women in Aviation breakfast where she encouraged scholarship recipients to take advantage of every opportunity to grow and strengthen their leadership skills in their young careers. 

The conference featured a Welcome to St. Louis reception for attendees who represent airports, airport businesses and small businesses from around the country. The Acting Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, also visited the St. Louis conference to address agency's on-going effort to improve opportunities for minorities and women-owned businesses on federal projects.  The former CEO of the restaurant company Baja Fresh, David Kim, was the conference keynote speaker. He encouraged business owners and leaders in the audience to follow their passions and invest in people, their employees, to grow. The final day of the Conference showcased the annual AMAC Expo which allowed companies to highlight their services.  

Photo of the Week: People to People

St. Louis and Mid-Missouri students from People to People get ready to fly out of Lambert for a trip to Europe.  

Lambert is a gateway to getaway for business and fun. For nearly 30 middle-school age St. Louis and mid-Missouri students, it’s also a getaway for a cultural exchange. The students are part of People to People, a student ambassador program that uses travel to bridge understanding and relationships between fellow students and those who live in distant destinations. The Lambert group, with their escorts, had a big send off with pictures and hugs from parents. They were then bound for the United Kingdom for a two-week adventure they’ll probably never forget.

Photo of the Week: Checkpoint Changes

The entrance the C Concourse Checkpoint is now opened up after renovations.

For months, the path to the C Concourse Checkpoint in Terminal 1 was obscured by a line of construction walls. On Friday, the walls were hauled off. The change is dramatic with higher ceilings and brighter lights. The entrance to the checkpoint is now open and inviting. It’s all part of the Airport Experience Program renovations. This is the first phase of the lower level to be substantially completed. Next week, newly renovated restrooms at the checkpoint entrance will open. And the checkpoint will get more screening equipment. When needed, the TSA will have the ability to screen passengers in eight lanes.

Lambert Records Another Surge in Spring Traffic

Passenger traffic at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport increased 4.4 percent in April marking the fourth straight month of passenger growth. Through April, Lambert is logging a 3.6 percent increase in passenger enplanements for 2012 versus the same time period in 2011.  Connecting traffic remains strong for 2012 with an increase of more than 8 percent in April and 11.6 percent for the first four months of 2012.  Nearly 509,000 passengers boarded flights from Lambert in April and 1.87 million passengers, year-to-date. 

“The numbers certainly support what we witnessed in April here at Lambert with healthy business travel as well as a strong spring leisure travel season,” said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “We’ve stayed busy through the Memorial Day holiday weekend so we have every reason to believe this positive growth trend will continue through the summer.”

In June, Lambert will operate approximately 255 daily departures to 61 non-stop destinations.  Southwest Airlines will begin service to Lambert’s newest non-stop destination, Panama City Beach, FL, on June 3.  

Photo of the Week: Summer Kickoff

Lambert passengers make their way past Delta gate A2 on the Friday before Memorial Day.

The Memorial Day holiday weekend and a heat wave are sure signs that summer has arrived in St. Louis. The kickoff to the summer travel season has been very evident throughout Lambert this week. Airline gate areas, concourses, bag claims--all seem to be bustling with a boost of passengers. If the spring is any indication, the Airport will be showing strong activity through the summer. Lambert’s first quarter passenger traffic was up 3.4 percent.

Photo of the Week: Measure Up

A carpenter with Bam Contracting measures up the framing for a new wall for Lambert’s ticket counter renovations in Terminal 1.

Behind walls, more walls are going up on the ticketing level of Terminal 1. Lambert is now in phase two of ticket counter and airline office renovations. The work is across from the recently renovated American Airlines ticket counters. Workers are currently framing and installing new heating and ventilation systems. Renovations will also include new baggage delivery systems, ticket counters, kiosks and new terrazzo flooring.


Photo of the Week - Bottle Break

Katie Schmitz of Boston gives her pet Pomeranian, Cricket, a bottle break during a layover at  the Pet Relief area outside Terminal 2.

There are times when a layover is greatly appreciated by our travelers, especially when flying with a four-legged companion. For Cricket, a 3-year old Pomeranian, the break brought much needed relief after a long flight from Boston in a carry-on pet carrier. Her owner, Katie Schmitz, found the Lambert’s pet relief area outside Terminal 2 Bag Claim so she could rest and her dog could work off a little built-up energy. Cricket got a well deserved bottle break, as well, to quench her thirst for the next leg of their journey. 

Photo of the Week - Stocking InMotion

Lambert has one more surprise in the wait for the newly renovated and restored C Concourse. InMotion Entertainment missed out on all the reopening festivities one month ago.  Employees were busy Friday stocking the shelves to open by this weekend. The electronics and entertainment retail store has moved next to Gate C7 and features a new store design dressed in red and black. InMotion offers DVD’s, cameras, games, headphones and a full assortment of electronic accessories that are in high demand by travelers. InMotion also has stores in the A and E Concourses at Lambert.   

Airport Improvements

Free Cell Phone Lots

Avoid parking fees the next time you pick up a passenger. Lambert provides free waiting zones for motorists near each terminal.

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