Airport FY2018 Annual Report and Strategic Plan

Message from the Director

For the first time in more than a decade, St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) surpassed 15 million total passengers. We pushed well beyond three straight years of month-over-month growth in total passengers supported by new destinations/routes, upgrades to larger aircraft and increased frequencies of flights to and from established markets.


Finally, the City of St. Louis formalized a plan in 2018 to explore privatizing St. Louis Lambert International Airport. What does that mean? All the work is really behind the scenes. A St. Louis City committee and a team of consultants are working to study every aspect of the airport (debt, finances, operations, real estate and more) to determine if the City should seek qualifications and proposals from international airport operating firms that would pay the City to lease and operate STL over a long term time frame. The full review was slated to take 18 -24 months, which could take us into FY2020. We’re providing assistance and information as part of the process. For now, it has no impact on our service to our customers and passengers who have helped make FY2018 the best in 14 years


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