The airport commission in St. Louis voted Wednesday to recommend the name St. Louis-Lambert International Airport for the city’s airport.
Airport officials had considered changing the airport’s name to St. Louis International Airport at Lambert Field, but critics — including descendants of Albert Bond Lambert — opposed the idea of putting the Lambert name at the end.
Airport leaders hope the new name will better market the region globally and emphasize St. Louis while keeping ties to history. A name that emphasizes St. Louis has the support of business groups including Civic Progress, the Regional Business Council and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.
Should the city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment and the Board of Aldermen also approve the new name, the title of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, the airport’s moniker since 1971, will eventually disappear.
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