(Pictured left to right) Mika Wellner, Nicolas Goebert, Terra Levins, Liz Levins, Maggie Levins and Rob Levins pose for a family "team" photo. Wellner and Goebert will play in the 2013 International Games sponsored by the Ballwin Athletic Association and the City of Ballwin.
Lambert Airport’s Terminal 1 is bustling with activity as baseball players and participants arrive from around the world for the 2013 International Games. The City of Ballwin and Ballwin Athletic Association welcomed teams from Japan, Australia, Europe and the local area for the 2013 International Games, August 3 - August 11. The Levins will host Wellner and Goebert, both from Europe during their stay in St. Louis. Terra Levins said Goebert stayed with them last year. She added, "We call him our returning son. You really grow to love these kids, they become a part of your family." Approximately 80 students arrived in St. Louis to play in the popular International Games.
Passenger Paula Underwood couldn’t resist stopping in the newest Hudson Group retail shop, Natalie’s Candy Jar, in Terminal 2 to purchase a tasty treat.
The newest retail shop to open by the Hudson Group will satisfy the sweet tooth of any passenger. Natalie’s Candy Jar opened Wednesday to rave reviews. The well known brand, Natalie’s, has every treat you can dream of with over 300 varieties of conventional, nostalgic, proprietary and hard to find candies plus candy related gift items. Passenger Paula Underwood made a sweet purchase before catching a flight to Tulsa, OK. Underwood called Natalie’s Candy Jar “fun and convenient." Passengers can find a large bulk selection of chocolates, sours, gummies, jubes and jells. There’s also a large selection of sugar-free treats and nuts for the health conscious traveler.
The second wave of retail stores by the Hudson Group (JG-St. Louis JV) adds a sweet taste and a lot of color for passengers coming through Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Natalie’s Candy Jar and Maxiga stores are the latest retail shops to open to rave reviews since Hudson Group became the primary news, gifts and specialty concessionaire in February.
Natalie’s Candy Jar offers passengers traditional chocolates and candies and a taste of nostalgia. The store’s philosophy is simple: fresh and delicious chocolates and candies, upscale confectionery gift items and superior customer service. Natalie’s offers passengers a large variety of tasty treats with over 300 conventional, proprietary and hard to find candies as well as candy related gift items. The store also features a large bulk selection and a generous assortment of sugar-free treats and nuts for the health conscious passenger.
The well-known brand candy store opened Wednesday, July 24 in Terminal 1 on Concourse C and Terminal 2, completing the second wave of the Hudson Group’s retail transformation at Lambert Airport. Natalie’s Candy Jar has already proven to be a hit with passengers. “We’re very happy with the reception the store has received from passengers and airport personnel. Everyone was in the store the first day looking and buying and that’s what we want,” said Rick Raby, Hudson Group General Manager.
Colorful and fun are two words defining another new retail shop in Terminal 1 on Concourse A. Passengers will be sure to find that whimsical, one-of-a-kind gift in Maxiga, which opened July 4. Lambert is home to the first Maxiga outside of New York City. Maxiga carries tech novelties, stationery, kitchen accessories and kids’ toys. Passengers will find gift items that are both fun and functional.
“We’re excited about the latest stores to open by the Hudson Group. They’re fun, bright and bring yet another dimension to our growing efforts to expand our retail options for passengers,” said Lambert Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.
Hudson and its business partners will operate 14 retail locations once it completes its build-out stores. Other stores that were opened in the first phase include Hudson News & Gifts, Spectacles, Bliss, Discover St. Louis and Kids Works. The third and final phase is currently under construction. The stores in this phase include Eddie Bauer, Ebony News, CNN Newsstand St. Louis and other Hudson news & gift locations.
The Clockwork Cat sculpture displayed on the Entertainment Stage in Terminal 1 (mid-level, exit 12) at Lambert Airport was created by renowned sculptor Harry Weber as part of his Harry and Hanley Project.
Lambert Airport is proud to display its latest artistic exhibit on the Entertainment Stage in Terminal 1. The Clockwork Cat is part of The Harry & Hanley Project by renowned sculptor Harry Weber and some of St. Louis’ leading local artists. The feline on display at Lambert is one of 20 unique larger-than-life dog and cat sculptures celebrating the Animal Protective Association’s (APA) 90th anniversary. Passengers can’t help stopping to gaze at the colorful feline. The Clockwork Cat sports a bowler hat, monocle, and a pocket watch (stuck forever at tea time, 4pm) nicely tucked in his vest. It will be auctioned at the APA’S 90th anniversary birthday bash on September 14th.
Airport Detectives Marlon Brown (far right) and David Treaster serve passengers at Chili’s in Terminal Two as part of the week-long Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.
Lambert Airport police showed passengers a different side of service this week as part of the first statewide Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. Lambert Officers and Detectives served passengers at Chili’s, Pasta House, Mosaic and Beers of the World from July 8-13th. Nearly half of Lambert’s Officers and Detectives volunteered their time to this worthy event. Lambert passengers tip well! So far, the department has raised $6921 and they’re still counting! The funds will go to support more than 16,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Missouri’s training and athletic competition.
Founder and owner of New York City-based Maxiga stores Mark Szlendak sets up his newest store which is set to open in Lambert’s A Concourse on July 4.
A blast of color and whimsy is the trademark for Lambert’s newest store set to open on July 4 in Concourse A. Maxiga came to life in Manhattan. St. Louis will be its first store outside of New York City. Maxiga, the newest specialty airport concept offered by Hudson Group, promotes itself as a place to find unique gifts for fun and functional life. The fun is quite evident with clocks featuring loveable animals and moving eyeballs, animal toothpick holders, yellow submarine coin banks, hip bags and hipper chandeliers. The store is packed with tech novelties, stationery, kitchen accessories as well as kids toys and accessories. Oh, and there’s lots of ducks. Fun and functional ducks.
Julian Bush and Dr. Jane Turner relax in the new American Airlines Admirals Club at Lambert.
Some of the best window views of the airfield at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport have returned with the opening of the renovated American Airlines Admirals Club this month. The renovations came about after the April 2011 tornado that hit Lambert. The modern and sleek 6,800 sq.ft club at the entrance of the C Concourse features stone flooring, wood paneling and multiple touches of art. The club features a self-serve coffee bar, a cyber café, a business center and a conference room. Power outlets are provided at every seat along with free Wi-Fi. For the non-power set, there’s also a daily collection of newspapers to enjoy before flights. To see more pictures of the club, click here.
"Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s" stars Robbie Montgomery and her son Tim were spotted with the Oprah network OWN film crew racing through Lambert Airport.
St. Louis is in the national spotlight every week thanks to a former backup singer for Ike and Tina Turner, Miss Robbie Montgomery. The star of "Welcome to SweetiePie’s" trekked her way with a film crew through Lambert Airport with her son Tim earlier this week. Miss Robbie, as she is affectionately called by family and friends on the show "Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s," is the Oprah network OWN’s most successful show to date. Miss Robbie’s sassy personality on the show has attracted millions of tourists to her restaurants in the popular Grove and Grand Center neighborhoods. Miss Robbie was heading to New York to close a deal for a cookbook featuring her favorite recipes.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport reported an increase of 3.2 percent in total passengers for May 2013 versus May 2012. This is the third straight monthly increase and the largest increase in passenger traffic in 2013.
In May, 1,259,582 passengers traveled through Lambert versus 1,124,115 in 2011. Year to date, more than five million passengers have traveled through the Airport for an overall increase of 1.3 percent versus the first five months of 2012.
Total passengers include both departing and arriving passengers. Enplanements for May were 593,402 passengers. Deplanements (arrivals) were 566,180.
Total aircraft departures which include commercial passenger aircraft and cargo held statistically even at 7,520 (0.4% increase) over 2011.
Lambert currently serves 11 airlines (and related affiliates) which are operating 258 daily non-stop flights to 63 destinations. In addition to daily scheduled flights, there are several weekly charter flights to Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Dominica Republic operating out of Lambert.
For more details on the current air traffic, please click here.
Solar Impulse pilot and co-founding CEO André Borschberg boards the plane Friday morning for the fourth leg of the "Across America" campaign.
History departed this week with the takeoff of Solar Impulse early Friday morning. The revolutionary aircraft, which can fly day and night without a drop of fuel, had an extended 10-day stay at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as part of its "Across America" campaign. More than 8,000 people got to see the plane upclose during open house exhibitions at the Airport. Solar Impulse is a flying aviation lab of new technologies which is helping to promote science, engineering and environmental causes. The plane departed on it’s fourth leg of its cross-country mission bound for Cincinatti (pilot change) and then Washington, DC. Solar Impulse will end its U.S. trek in New York City in the next few weeks.
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