MidAmerica readies for more flights, keeps pushing for China trade route

MidAmerica readies for more flights, keeps pushing for China trade route
December 27, 2016 Zachary Otte

This story was originally published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 4, 2016.


By Leah Thorsen| stltoday.com


MASCOUTAH • Inside the 35-degree North Bay Produce warehouse at MidAmerica Airport last week, bundled-up workers unpacked blackberries harvested in Mexico less than two days earlier, pulling out the less-desirable fruit and placing the good berries into containers ready to be shipped to grocery stores.

Tim Cantwell, the airport’s director, continues to push for a bigger plan that has been in the works for years of where such produce could end up — in China. And on the passenger air side, the airport is readying for an uptick in flights on Allegiant Airlines, its only airline…

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