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MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Overview
Since opening in 1998, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) has become the airport of choice for leisure travelers in the St. Louis region. Passenger traffic at BLV surged to 163,210 passengers served in 2022, continuing a trend of positive passenger growth. In addition to significant air carrier activity, the airport sees regular usage for corporate/business, military, air cargo operations, aerospace manufacturing, and aerospace technology research.
Governed by the St. Clair County Public Building Commission, MidAmerica Airport has the unique distinction of operating under a joint use agreement with Scott Air Force Base (SAFB), one of just 21 joint-use airports in the country BLV’s convenient location, ample developable land, designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #31) and onsite U.S. Customs Facility make the airport an ideal business partner for a wide variety of industries.
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and SAFB contribute a combined $3.1 billion to the economy annually. The facility accounts for 23,442 jobs between operations at the airport, SAFB and the various tenants onsite.
Following is a list of some of the major airport tenants and the year they began operations at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport:
- AVMATS – 2002
- Illinois State Police – 2004
- Customs and Border Protection – 2007
- Boeing St. Clair Production Facility – 2010
- North Bay Produce – 2012
- North American Helicopter – 2021
- Boeing’s MQ-25 Manufacturing Facility -opening summer 2024
- Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
- An abundance of charging stations/workspaces
- A variety of food and beverage options, including snacks, pizza, beer and wine, as well as vending machines offering grab-and-go items for your flight
- Two service animal relief areas
- New family restrooms and a nursing room
- Water Refilling Stations
- Onsite $9/Day Economy Parking
- TSA Pre✓ Lane in Main Terminal
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car Services and Ground Transportation Shuttle between Shiloh-Scott AFB Metrolink to BLV
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is easy to access from anywhere in the St. Louis/Southwestern Illinois region. The airport is located at 9656 Air Terminal Drive, Mascoutah, IL 62258, approximately .25 miles south of Interstate 64 (Exit 23) on Illinois Highway 4, where it enjoys easy access to five interstate highways via I-64.
Passenger service to a dozen different destinations is offered by Allegiant*. From America’s favorite small cities to world-class destinations, Allegiant makes leisure travel affordable and convenient for those in the St. Louis region.
- Charleston – CHS
- Destin/Ft. Walton Beach – VPS
- Lauderdale – FLL
- Myers/Punta Gorda – PGD
- Jacksonville – JAX
- Las Vegas – LAS
- Myrtle Beach – MYR
- Orlando/Sanford – SFB
- Phoenix/Mesa – AZA
- Sarasota/Bradenton – SRQ
- Savannah – SAV
- Tampa Bay/St. Pete – PIE
*All Flights Subject to Change. Visit flymidamerica.com or allegiantair.com for current schedules and all nonstop destination information.
New Passenger Terminal – A 41,000-square-foot addition to the existing terminal was completed in June 2023, delivering an expanded departure lounge, nursing area, service animal relief area, new boarding bridges, more concession options and additional accommodations for people with disabilities. The $30 million project also includes improvements to the original terminal that should be completed in early 2024.
Taxiway Lima – Work to add nearly 3,100 linear feet of new Taxiway Lima pavement and a new Taxiway Bridge over Crooked Creek was also completed in August 2023. The $37.7 million project will provide airfield access to a future aviation business park on the south side of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, where the new Boeing Production Facility already under construction will be the first tenant. The project also included drainage improvements, a new perimeter security fence, the extension of the existing perimeter road and improvements to the electrical and access control.
Boeing Manufacturing Facility – Boeing is building a new $200 million, 300,000 square-foot manufacturing facility at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Scheduled for completion in 2024, it initially will employ approximately 150 mechanics, engineers and support staff who will build the MQ-25 Stingray, the Navy’s first operational, carrier-based unmanned aircraft.
MetroLink Expansion – A $97-million project to extend MetroLink light rail service 5.2 miles from the existing Shiloh-Scott Transit Center to MidAmerica Airport is underway and should be completed in 2025. The project, which includes building a new station at the airport, will serve both passengers and tenants and link MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
For the latest news on projects and other developments at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, visit the media center.
Interim Director, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport
Darren has served as Interim Director of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) since August 2023. In this capacity, he is responsible for management, development, planning and community relations for the airport, which operates under a Joint Use Agreement with Scott Air Force Base. Darren directs projects related to air service expansion, business and land use development, strategic business planning and tenant relations.
Darren has more than three decades of leadership experience in global aviation operations and National Security. A retired 1-star General, he completed a distinguished, 30-year career in the United States Air Force in 2020, where he served in numerous high-level positions. His background also includes forming a consulting LLC and advising on numerous issues, including leadership development, change management, strategy development and execution, and strategic communication.
Darren received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Engineering. He also holds three master’s degrees: a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy and Policy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
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