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10 airports gear up for increased travel with expansions, renovations

Infrastructure is on everyone’s mind, following the Senate’s vote to advance a massive spending bill, the biggest outlay of federal money for the sector in almost 100 years. Coinciding with that, travel is increasing and more people are flocking to airports than they have in a while, despite concerns about the delta variant of the coronavirus. With that in mind, …

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Mid-America Airport expanding terminal, adding flights to new destinations

“It’s all about passenger throughput,” said Director of Mid-America Airport Bryan Johnson. “We want to make sure that’s as convenient for the traveler as possible.” MASCOUTAH, Ill. — After years of sitting vacant, things are starting to take off at Mid-America Airport. Since opening the doors in 1997, travelers have chosen Mid-America Airport for the …

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When will MetroLink extension to MidAmerica Airport be complete? How much will it cost?

The project is part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Program, which awarded a $96 million grant toward the extension of MetroLink’s mainline about 5.5 miles to a new passenger station at the airport. St. Clair County Transit District Managing Director Ken Sharkey said connecting MidAmerica Airport to St. Louis Lambert International Airport and …

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MidAmerica hopes for more historic moments after aviation breakthrough at IL airport

After participating in aviation history, MidAmerica Airport’s director says there’s hopefully more to come. On June 4, a St. Louis-built “tanker” drone became the first unmanned craft to refuel a manned plane while in flight. Officials with Boeing and the U.S. Navy said a prototype Boeing MQ-25 Stingray took off from MidAmerica Airport and successfully completed the mission by …

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MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Provides Passengers With Option To Minimize Environmental Impact Of Their Air Travel

MASCOUTAH — The fuel consumed during air travel releases a large amount of carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere, which can be a cause of concern for those traveling by air who are trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Now, passengers flying through MidAmerica St. Louis Airport can take advantage of a …

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MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Launches New Website

MASCOUTAH – MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) today announced the launch of a new airport website designed to better meet the unique needs of the airport and its many users. The new website, at www.flymidamerica.com, addresses several issues that impacted the user experience on the original site, including flexibility for use on different devices and user accessibility, …

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MidAmerica Airport expansion to finish a year early thanks to $9.7 million grant

A project to expand MidAmerica St. Louis Airport’s terminal is expected to finish a year early thanks to a $9.7 million federal grant awarded to the metro-east airport. The Department of Transportation grant will be used to complete the expansion project a year ahead of schedule. Airport Director Bryan Johnson said he expects the project to wrap up in …

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MidAmerica Airport Terminal Development Rendering

Work starts on next phase of MidAmerica Airport’s $30M terminal expansion

The Metro East airport is seeking to expand its 53,000-square-foot terminal to nearly 100,000 square feet, as well as improvements to infrastructure and safety. MASCOUTAH, Ill. — Construction has started on the second phase of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport’s $30 million terminal expansion in Mascoutah, Illinois. General contractor Holland Construction Services started last month on …

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Allegiant Air adds $49 flights to Charleston International out of MidAmerica Airport

MidAmerica Airport will begin offering passenger flights to South Carolina in May as part of an Allegiant Air expansion plan. Allegiant announced Tuesday a new nonstop route to Charleston, South Carolina’s Charleston International Airport will begin May 28. The announcement came as part of a 21-route expansion of Allegiant’s network of flights. The route, according to a press …

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Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to South Carolina

On Jan. 12, Allegiant announced a new nonstop route to Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) beginning May 28. The new nonstop route via MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) will operate twice weekly. “MidAmerica is excited to welcome the new route to Charleston, S.C., and thanks to the …

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