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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Lambert International Airport will announce new direct flights to Germany. This afternoon city, county, and airport officials will make the big announcement.

The Post-Dispatch reported direct flights from St. Louis to Frankfurt, Germany will soon begin on Lufthansa Airlines.

“We are very pleased to see today’s announcement that a direct flight to Frankfurt, Germany, is being added to St. Louis Lambert International Airport. I would like to thank local officials, state leadership, business supporters and Lufthansa, for making this possible,” said Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and chairman of the Midwest Cargo Hub Commission. “The business community has long sought more air connectivity — and especially more international flight options. This new flight is a sign of strong progress as we continue to advocate for the modern, well-connected transportation infrastructure that Missouri businesses need for the future.”

This will be the first time in 20 years that Lambert has offered direct nonstop flights to continental Europe.