Federal Aviation Administration kicks off formal process for single terminal project

Transformation of one of the St. Louis metro’s largest economic assets took a significant step forward today as the Federal Aviation Administration announced it has started an official environmental assessment of St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s recommended plan to consolidate Terminals 1 and 2 into a single modern terminal.

“The airport is not only the front door to our metro for travelers from around the globe; it is also one of St. Louis’ most critical economic assets,” said Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. “Transforming our airport is a top priority for the business community and we look forward to continuing our hands-on support for this work.”

In addition to consolidating Terminals 1 and 2, the proposal to transform the airport – the Consolidated Terminal Program – would consolidate terminal security, access, and parking and would make airport roadway improvements.

A news release from the airport announcing the FAA’s launch of an environmental assessment noted that the agency could complete this work as early as September of this year.

“Today’s announcement from the FAA is great news that will help advance plans to transform the airport, continue the metro’s resurgence, and further our efforts to drive inclusive economic growth,” added Hall.