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Lambert Upgrading Terminal 1 Entrances Following Tornado

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is beginning a project to overhaul two major entrances to Terminal 1. Damage from the April 22, 2011 tornado created an opportunity to redesign the terminal’s lower level entrances which will better enhance Lambert’s historic architecture. Lambert is building sleek, all-glass enclosed walkways with generous support from Eastman Chemical Company, as well as insurance proceeds. The glass panels will allow natural lighting to brighten the pathway for the public to and from the lower level Bag Claim. Eastman’s Saflex® and Vanceva® interlayers bring safety, security and UV protection to the laminated glass. LLumar® decorative window films provide a distinct design pattern to the enclosed walkways. The project will be completed in the spring of 2013.  

“When the tornados hit our region last spring, we knew we wanted to bring increased safety to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport,” said Eric Nichols, vice president and general manager of Eastman’s advanced interlayers product lines. “Saflex® PVB interlayers for laminated glass and Eastman’s performance films’ Llumar® post applied decorative window films bring both safety and UV protection to the pedestrian walkway project at the main terminal.  Our products are used in airport applications around the world, and we are happy these products will welcome visitors to the St. Louis region through our “gateway,” Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.”

Eastman’s Saflex® interlayers were also used in the replacement glass for the Terminal 1 vaulted curtain walls on the upper level, which were also heavily damaged during the 2011 tornado.  The Terminal Entrances Project was designed by exp. US Services. C. Rallo Contracting is the prime contractor for the project.  

The Terminal Entrances reconstruction is part of the overall tornado restoration campaign by the Airport totaling approximately $22 million. The Airport is also in the final months of its $70 million Airport Experience Program, which will be the largest interior renovation of Terminal 1 (built1956) and its concourses when it’s completed in 2013. Improvements include renovated restrooms, higher ceilings, new lighting, new interior wall and flooring surfaces, new wayfinding signage and digital directories.

Photo of the Week: Art of Fashion

Polyester, bell bottoms and wild colors made a comeback at Lambert Thursday night, all in the name of art.

The 2nd Annual Art of Travel event at Lambert turned into a hilarious clash of neon, polyester, big shades and big hair. And we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. The event for the Airport’s Art & Culture Program set out to embrace everything ‘70s. More than 250 of some of Lambert’s biggest supporters adopted the challenge to "Get Groovy" for the night that featured hints of disco and the "peace era." The event honored Lambert’s newest artists whose works are now throughout the Airport while raising money to build up the program with new works in the near future.

US Bank Celebrates Grand Reopening in Terminal 1

US Bank held a grand reopening celebration in Terminal 1 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Wednesday, October 17. The event highlighted their new location on the lower level of Terminal 1. US Bank executives and staff were joined by Lambert Airport team and partners and customers. Read the rest of entry »

US Airways Makes Move to C Concourse on October 18

Lambert's C Concourse will welcome US Airways on Thursday October 18. The airline will move its gate operations from the A Concourse to Gates C16, 18, C24 effective with the first flights out on Thursday.

There will be no disruption of flights with the move.  The US Airways check-in process in Terminal 1 will remain the same but passengers will begin to use the C Concourse checkpoint.

“We think the US Airways move will have a significant positive impact to balance the passenger load between concourses to help reduce security checkpoint wait times on the A Concourse,” said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.  “Furthermore, the recently expanded C Checkpoint will easily accommodate the increased passenger demand with this change.”

US Airways is Lambert’s 4th largest airlines (6.5% market share) operating 17 flights a day to Charlotte, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Phoenix.  More than 1,100 passengers fly on US Airways daily.

Lambert Opens St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room in Terminal 2, Gate E24

The St Louis Brewmasters Tap Room in Terminal 2’s Concourse E is now open at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Read the rest of entry »

Bottle Art

Stop by the new St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room just to count bottles.

Here’s a new hot photo spot to capture a bit of St. Louis culture. This is the feature wall at the new St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room in Terminal 2 across from Gate E24. It’s all about the beer and the bottles. Brown, green and clear bottles are spread across a field of yellow highlighted by our city name in script. How many bottles? You’ll have to stop by and count yourself. While you’re at it, have a brew and some eats and relax at Lambert’s new Tap Room before your next flight on Southwest Airlines.

Lambert Launches Mobile Website and Live Parking Availability Information

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has launched a mobile version of its award-winner website, FlySTL.com.  Lambert has also launched a live data feed for parking availability for the Airport’s two terminal garages and four Super Park parking lots. Users will find this on the front page of the Flystl.com and on the mobile version of the website.  Read the rest of entry »

Support and Celebrate Art at the Airport at Lambert's Premier Social Event of the Year

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is hosting the 2nd annual Art of Travel event October 25 to honor several St. Louis-area artists whose recent installations have helped revive the Airport’s art scene. Individual tickets and sponsorships for the Art of Travel are still available (www.flystl.com/artoftravel) for the event which is co-chaired by Freida L. Wheaton and Pat Whitaker. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Terminal 1. Read the rest of entry »

Lambert Passenger Traffic Increases Four Percent in August

The 2012 summer travel season hit its high mark for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in August. Passenger enplanements (departing passengers) of more than 567,000 were up 4.7 percent over August of 2011. Lambert is currently showing a 2.1 percent year-to-date increase in enplanements for the first eight months of 2012 recording 4.25 million passengers versus 4.17 million in 2011. Read the rest of entry »

TSA Marks 10 years at Lambert This week

The Transportation and Security Administration was born out of the 9/11 national tragedy. The TSA marked the 10th anniversary at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Wednesday, September 12 with a celebration event. Read the rest of entry »

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