St. Louis Airport Runway Idle

1 decade 11 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, October 26 2006 Oct 26, 2006 Thursday, October 26, 2006 3:52:28 PM CDT October 26, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - The new $1.1-billion runway at Lambert Airport is getting little use. Construction of the runway -- which opened in April --displaced thousands of St. Louis County residents. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that since its opening in April, the runway has handled only 5% of departures and landings. The airport has three runways. The busiest is the one closest to the terminals. The runway was built to reduce congestion. But congestion hasn't been a problem at Lambert Airport since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Now, Lambert officials hope to use the runway to lure new carriers.

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