FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bryan Johnson
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV)
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Partners with The Good Traveler Program to Offer Carbon Offsets
Mascoutah, Ill., April 22, 2201 — MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is pleased to announced that it is now a proud partner of The Good Traveler program. The Good Traveler is a unique carbon offset program that offers passengers a simple way to reduce the carbon footprint of flying when flying through any of the airports participating in the program. It is the only offset program dedicated to accelerating the decarbonization of the aviation industry.
“As a new member of the Good Traveler program, we’re excited to provide options for passengers utilizing MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to offset the carbon impacts from their air travel,” said Airport Director Bryan Johnson. “We are always seeking innovative ways for MidAmerica to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and this program is a great way to do that.”
The Good Traveler essentially works to restore the balance of air travel by keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. According to the latest numbers at www.thegoodtraveler.org, more than 667M miles of travel have been offset and more than 229M lbs. of C02 have been removed.
“When passengers buy a carbon offset from The Good Traveler to go with their plane ticket, they are funding the efforts of people nationwide who are working to restore the climate balance, and that’s an initiative we’re proud to be a part of as we make this option available to those flying through MidAmerica Airport,” said St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern.
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About MidAmerica St. Louis Airport
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is located in Mascoutah, Illinois, in the eastern portion of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Passenger service to almost a dozen different destinations is offered by Allegiant. Major multimodal rail and inland port centers are located within 22 miles of the airport, which also enjoys easy access to five interstate highways via I-64. With parallel runways of 8,000 and 10,000 feet, the airport can handle simultaneous take-offs and landings in all conditions, minimizing delays. It has an annual capacity of 200,000 operations. Tenants include Boeing, which has a manufacturing facility at the airport; North Bay Produce, an international, grower-owned, year-round, fresh produce marketing and distribution cooperative headquartered in Traverse City, Mich., as well as AVMATS, a company providing alternatives for the support and maintenance of corporate aircraft, which has been operating at MidAmerica for many years. MidAmerica is a Joint Use Airport partnering with Scott AFB, the home to US Transportation Command, a multi service organization, and Air Mobility Command, the USAF’s component command for airlift. MidAmerica and the 375th Air Mobility Wing operate Scott AFB/MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.
About the Good Traveler Program
The Good Traveler was founded in 2015 by San Diego International Airport to offer travelers a quick and easy way to make their air travel more sustainable. Today, The Good Traveler is used by nearly 20 of the busiest and most climate-smart airports in the world and has helped airports and travelers reduce over 86,000 metric tons of carbon.