Route Development



Ten passenger airlines operate from STL, offering daily service to over 60 domestic and international destinations. STL is committed to the success of both existing routes and new routes by offering multiple benefit packages that provide incentives and marketing support. Establishing successful new passenger routes is a priority for STL.


STL AIRLINES STL MARKET EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES INCENTIVES AND MARKETING ASSISTANCE

STL Airlines

STL's passenger airlines provide service to more than 60 domestic and international destinations.



STL Market

Located in the population center of the United States, STL is situated in an ideal place for national and international commerce and travel. Beyond serving as the region's gateway, the Saint Louis metropolitan area is home to nearly 3 million residents. Additionally, STL serves another 3 million residents within a short two-hour drive (catchment area).

Catchment Area

Airlines serving STL have access to STL’s far-reaching catchment area. No other major airport is within a four-hour drive from STL, giving it a non-competitive catchment area of over 6 million people. Click on the map to zoom in.

Passenger Service Routes

One of the top 30 U.S. airports for domestic passengers served, STL provides service to over 13 million passengers a year. Ten airlines operate at STL, providing service to more than 60 domestic and international destinations. Click on the map to zoom in.

EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES

STL is experiencing robust demand in both domestic and international markets. In fact, a number of international markets still lack available seats to accommodate demand, creating opportunities for airlines to take advantage of these capacity shortfalls. 

TOP U.S. MARKET PRIORITIES (YE 3Q 2014)

Market PDEW Current Capacity Seat Deficit
PDX 112.2   (112)
SEA 264.7 156 (109)
AUS 108.3   (108)
SNA 100.3   (100)
SAN 209.3 119 (90)
SMF 79.4   (79)
BDL 78.4   (78)
JAX 65.3   (65)
SJC 61.5   (62)
PBI 60.6   (61)
HNL 57.1   (57)
ABQ 54.8   (55)
OAK 51.5   (52)
RIC 49.3   (49)
CHS 43.3   (43)

TOP MEXICO MARKET PRIORITIES (YE 3Q 2014)

Market Seat Deficit
SJD (28)
PVR (19)
MEX (18)
CZM (8)
MTY (6)
HUX (6)
GDL (5)
MZT (2)
QRO (2)
TOTAL (93)

TOP CARIBBEAN MARKET PRIORITIES (YE 3Q 2014)

Market Seat Deficit
SJU (40)
MBJ (24)
PUJ (19)
NAS (18)
STT (14)
SJO (12)
GCM (10)
AUA (10)
SXM (7)
PLS (6)
OTHER (70)
TOTAL (230)

TOP EUROPEAN MARKET PRIORITIES (YE 3Q 2014)

Market Seat Deficit
LHR (49)
CDG (21)
FCO (20)
FRA (19)
DUB (15)
AMS (12)
MUC (10)
MAD (10)
BCN (9)
BRU (8)
OTHER (124)
TOTAL (296)

Incentives and Marketing Assistance

As part of its commitment to growing passenger air service, STL provides various incentive programs and market assistance to airlines.

Financial Incentives

STL offers an Air Service Incentive Program that reduces new market start-up and operating costs for airlines that initiate or grow service.


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Marketing Assistance

Additionally, a Marketing Support Program awards marketing funds to airlines that initiate or add service at STL, as well as eligible vacation packagers. These funds are intended solely for the promotion of each airline/packager's STL service and can be spent on a wide variety of media or activities.


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