More flights added at Lambert Airport

BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) - There is some good news out of Lambert Airport.  The airport will be gaining flights out of the American Airlines and U.S. Airways merger.

The airport will be adding two flights -- one to Washington D.C.'s Reagan National Airport and the other to New York's Laguardia Airport.

Airport spokesperson Jeff Lea says passengers will likely be able to start buying tickets for new routes by the end of this month. The new flights should officially be added by the spring. 

There has been concern airports like Lambert could lose flights because of the merger.

In some cases, that did happen. On Wednesday, the American Airlines group announced it will end non-stop service to 17 cities from Reagan National and three cities from Laguardia.

Officials say American had to make those service changes as part of the deal with the Justice Department that allowed the merger to go through last month.

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