MidAmerica Airport Hoping for Lift from New Cargo Site

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Monday morning, officials at the airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, about 25 miles east of St. Louis, pulled the wraps off a 50,000 square-foot, $7 million air cargo terminal. The airport expects to have more than half of the space leased out by the end of the year, hoping to draw cargo business away from Chicago and other large Midwest cities. A federal grant paid for most of the new terminal. The airport has been trying to absorb abruptly losing Trans-Meridian Airlines to bankruptcy last month, leaving the site with just one scheduled passenger service.

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