Chinese hub proposal at Lambert still in the works?

ST. LOUIS, Mo (KMOX) — St. Louis Lambert Airport is still waiting to hear from Chinese Officials about adding a Chinese Air cargo hub to its campus.

Almost a month after Chinese officials came to St. Louis to discuss the hub’s proposal, Lambert Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said that a deal has not been made yet.

“We don’t have a deal, but it hasn’t fallen through either,” Hamm-Niebruegge said. “There are no major obstacles on the table.”

Hamm-Niebruegge said Lambert Officials are expected to hear something by next week about the proposal, but if there’s no word from the Chinese by the end of this year,  there will be cause for concern.

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  • Bobbie L Carter

    I hope like hell it is still N the works because we need some more jobs a right here ! N I hope it stop a lot of this going N2 people house’s robbery banks N business so dam much out here these days . I know it want stop it all of it but it will stop some of it !

  • what are they thinking?

    No major obstacles on the table? is she (new airport director) kidding? (why am i suprised millions spent on renaming the terminals & signage, this is exactly what we paid for-)
    I find it amusing that what the st louis airport authority officials already know but don’t want YOU to know is that Chicago already has a China hub & in fact has been expanding it’s operations greatly over the past 2 years-the same amount of time StL has been lobbying and spending big $$ improving lamberts infastructure to get one,
    again another lose lose bet, just like the failed downtown improvements,washington loft district, the north city casino, the north side mckee development projects, ball park village, etc does anybody else see a pattern here?
    it’s time the “pie in the sky” dreaming ends and reality sets in for our elected and appointed city leaders, before they bankrupt us all.

  • Rene

    I applaud the airport director for trying to find alternative revenue streams for our airport. We simply do not have the population here to support an airport as a passenger hub. Why not cargo? I have heard Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge speak about this topic on several occasions. With our landing fees, highways and warehouse space/availability, and room to expand that Chicago does not have, St. Louis makes sense for a China cargo hub.

  • Dutch

    Nothing like another facility to make it easier to import the products that used to be made by our fathers, mothers and uncles. Oh well… as long as St. Louis gets a handful of jobs… to hell with the rest of America.

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