Operations at Lambert-St. Louis International returned to near-normal levels remarkably fast after the airport suffered a direct hit from a powerful F4-strength tornado on April 22. The twister caused extensive damage in Terminal 1's C Concourse, tearing off part of its roof and rendering its gates inoperable. STL handled 12.3 million passengers in 2010, making it the 30th-busiest passenger airport in the US, according to Airports Council International‐North America. It closed for ...

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