ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A new private jet terminal is coming to Lambert Airport, owned by a trio of St. Louis natives.
Jet Linx, which operates several terminal across the country, will give the former Missouri Air National Guard facility a new life. The site has been abandoned since 2009 when the guard closed their offices after 86 years of operation.
“By making our city more accessible we hope to attract news businesses and help the existing businesses in St. Louis,” said Jet Linx Partner Keith Harbison.
Jet Linx is investing more than $1 million to lease the seven-acre site, and plans to spend another $1 million on improvements. The company expects to create 100 jobs.
Private jet usage has risen about ten percent in the last few years, and Harbison said St. Louis is a market that can take advantage of that trend:
“This will not only help reinvigorate general aviation here at Lambert, but also have a great positive impact on the St. Louis business community.”
Jet Linx provides services to nine locations nationally, including Atlanta, Dallas and Scottsdale.