MASCOUTAH — MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) has been ranked among the nation’s top five least expensive airports, according to the findings of a recent study of Bureau of Transportation statistics conducted by FinanceBuzz.
The study compares the average airfare cost of 95 airports around the country. MidAmerica Airport placed fifth on the list of “25 least expensive regional airports.”
“MidAmerica St. Louis has served countless travelers from our county and beyond, who appreciate the advantages, including convenient parking just outside the terminal and a hassle-free check-in and security experience,” said airport director Bryan Johnson. “I’m glad to see the airport now also be recognized for its outstanding affordability.”
Johnson adds that the airport’s foot traffic is at its highest ever, up 9% from 2019’s record passenger total. During July 2021, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, about an hour southeast of Alton, had a record-breaking month for enplaned passenger boardings as 27,505 travelers flew through the airport. The week of July 25 set a weekly total record of 6,281 enplaned passengers.
The increases have helped make MidAmerica St. Louis Airport the sixth-busiest airport terminal in Illinois.
Destinations currently served by Allegiant from MidAmerica include Charleston, Daytona Beach, Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix/Mesa, Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, Sarasota/Bradenton, Savannah, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg.
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