Southwest adds gates at Lambert as new St. Louis flights debut

Terminal 2 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has a distinctly Southwest vibe to it these days, with the aesthetics of the former Trans World Airline Hub serving as the most visible sign of Southwest Airlines’ growing dominance of the St. Louis market.

The Dallas-based carrier now has about half the market share in St. Louis, and its offerings from the airport are increasing. On Tuesday, Southwest will start service to Wichita, Kan., and Des Moines, Iowa and begin year-round flights to Seattle.

Two new gates are opening in Terminal 2 this week, in part to accommodate the addition of even more Southwest flights in June. The airline now has more than 100 daily departures and 40 nonstops from Lambert.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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