Lambert Expected to be at 85 Percent Capacity
ST. LOUIS (AP) - As the St. Louis area continues to recover from tornado damage, Lambert Airport is already getting closer to normal. The airport was shut down after it was struck by the tornado that ravaged north St. Louis County on Friday. Lambert reopened to arriving flights Saturday night and to departures Sunday.
Officials expect the airport to be running at 85 percent capacity starting Monday, with at least 200 of the approximate 250 scheduled flights departing as scheduled. Complete recovery could take two months.
Airport leaders credit the hard work of re-construction crews and employees in getting the airport repaired so quickly from a tornado that blew out hundreds of windows and caused damage estimated in the millions of dollars.