Airport Commission Votes to Put St. Louis First in Name

An overwhelming majority of the top 100 airports in the U.S. are geographically named.

September 7, 2016 | 2 min reading time

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The St. Louis Airport Commission approved a name change for St. Louis’ airport that puts St. Louis in the lead of its name while continuing to honor its legacy founder, Albert Bond Lambert.

The commission approved a name change to “St. Louis-Lambert International Airport,” which would reverse the city and legacy founder’s name once the name change is fully approved. The name change must still be approved by the St. Louis Board of Alderman.

“This effort is about aligning the Airport with our city and becoming more unified with the brand and marketing power of the St. Louis region,” said Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “We’ve received a lot feedback in the last few weeks that highlighted the support of our effort to put St. Louis first.”

An airport working group originally proposed “St. Louis International Airport at Lambert Field.” Commissioners amended the proposed name and approved “St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.”

“We’ve spent the last few weeks talking with relatives of the Albert Bond Lambert and heard how important it was that Lambert still have a vital position in the airport’s name,” said Hamm-Niebruegge. “The current naming strategy does that. With support of our major business leaders, community organizations, our stakeholders and our commissioners, we believe the new name provides a key foundation for the Airport to soon adopt a more cohesive and global marketing platform.”

An overwhelming majority of the top 100 airports in the U.S. are geographically named. Lambert Airport’s airlines operate 250 daily departures to nearly 70 non-stop destinations this past summer. Lambert has served 8,020,558 total passengers through July of 2016, which is an increase of nine percent over the same period in 2015.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is the 31st busiest airport in the U.S. as ranked by Airports Council International-North America. Lambert served more than 12.7 million passengers in 2015. For more information on flights and services at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, log onto Facebook/flystl; Twitter:@flystl

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