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Ground workers guide the Boeing 777 to a halt as the first flight of China Cargo Airlines lands at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on September 23, 2011. The flights will return to China with Missouri made goods.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Ground workers guide the Boeing 777 to a halt as the first flight of China Cargo Airlines lands at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on September 23, 2011. The flights will return to China with Missouri made goods. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — China Cargo has canceled its scheduled Monday freight flight to Lambert-St. Louis airport for the second week in a row.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that China Cargo landed its first Shanghai-to-St. Louis cargo flight last month. Then the company ran a second on Oct. 19. But Lambert officials say China Cargo canceled the regularly scheduled Monday flight for the second week in a row without explanation.

Both cancellations have come since the collapse of the Aerotropolis tax credits. That was a $60 million program to subsidize air exports from Missouri, making them cheaper than competing hubs. The program died in the Legislature last week.

But officials also say the cancellations could be because demand for air cargo has been weaker than expected this year.

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