ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A private jet company will begin operating out of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Jet Linx will operate out of a private terminal facility and hangar that was once used by the Missouri Air National Guard. It has been unused since 2009.
The company will invest more than $1 million to lease seven acres of land at the southwest end of the airport. They will invest another $1 million for renovations to the facility, purchase $3 million jet fuel from local vendors each year, and create more than 100 local jobs for design, construction, operations, and pilots.
Jet Linx also operates in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Omaha, San Antonio, and Scottsdale.
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, director of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, says the partnership between the airport and Jet Linx has been two years in the making.