St. Louis airport could be in for a name change

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Missouri’s largest airport could soon get a name change.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the region’s airport commission is considering changing the name of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to St. Louis International Airport at Lambert Field.

The airport is named for Albert Bond Lambert, who learned to fly with the Wright Brothers. The airport says Lambert was responsible for bringing the 1923 International Air Races to St. Louis. Lambert also was one of the first financial backers for Charles Lindbergh’s famous non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927 aboard the plane dubbed the “Spirit of St. Louis.”

But a recent survey showed that the name Lambert doesn’t connect with most passengers.

The airport commission is expected to vote on the name change Sept. 7.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com