Slight name change for St. Louis airport
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The name of the St. Louis airport is being changed, but only slightly.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the airport commission unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the name St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, rather than Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, as it has been known since 1971. The city's Board of Estimate and Apportionment, along with aldermen, must also approve.
Airport officials had considered changing the name to St. Louis International Airport at Lambert Field. Critics, including descendants of Albert Bond Lambert, opposed that change.
Lambert was an aviation pioneer who helped St. Louis host the 1923 International Air Races, an event that brought Charles Lindbergh to St. Louis. Lambert also was one of Lindbergh's first financial supporters for his nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927.