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Airport commission votes to put 'St. Louis First' in airport name change

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
ST. LOUIS, MO (KFVS) -

The St. Louis Airport Commission approved a name change for St. Louis' airport that adds "St. Louis."

The commission approved a name change to "St. Louis-Lambert International Airport," which would reverse the city and legacy founder's name once the name change is fully approved.

The name change must still be approved by the St. Louis Board of Alderman.

"This effort is about aligning the airport with our city and becoming more unified with the brand and marketing power of the St. Louis region," said Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebrugge. "We've received a lot of feedback in the last few weeks that highlighted the support of our effort to put St. Louis first."

An airport group originally proposed "St. Louis International Airport at Lambert Field." Commissioners amended the proposed name and approved "St. Louis-Lambert International Airport."

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