Hub Information St. Louis-Lambert (KSTL)

In the late 1920s, Lambert Field became the first airport with
an air traffic control system—albeit one that communicated with
pilots via waving flags. The first controller was Archie League.
Ozark Airlines established its only hub at Lambert in the
late 1950s. The airline grew rapidly, going from 36 million
revenue passenger miles in 1955, to 229 million revenue passenger
miles in 1965. The jet age came to Ozark in 1966 with the Douglas
DC-9-10 and its network expanded to Denver, Indianapolis, Louisville,
Washington, D.C., New York City, Miami, Tampa and Orlando.
With the addition of jets, Ozark began its fastest period of growth,
jumping to 653 million revenue passenger miles by 1970 and 936 million
revenue passenger miles by 1975, however Ozark soon faced heavy
competition in TWA's new hub at Lambert. After airline deregulation
in 1979, airlines began to realign their operations around a hub and
spoke model. Trans World Airlines (TWA) was headquartered at
Kansas City International Airport and had large operations at
Chicago O'Hare International Airport as well as St. Louis. TWA deemed
Kansas City too small, and its terminals unsuitable, to serve as a
primary hub. TWA reluctantly ruled out Chicago, as its Chicago operation
was already losing $25 million a year under competition from American Airlines
and United Airlines. This meant that St. Louis was the carrier's only viable
option. TWA proceeded to downsize Chicago and build up St. Louis, swapping
three Chicago gates for five of American's St. Louis gates. By December 1982,
St. Louis accounted for 20% of TWA's domestic capacity. Lambert's terminal was
initially too small for this operation, and TWA was forced to use temporary
terminals, mobile lounges and airstairs to handle the additional flights.
After Concourse D was completed in 1985, TWA began transatlantic service from Lambert to London, Frankfurt and Paris.


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Top Aircraft Types

# Flights Type
1 74 B767-3YE(ER)
2 63 DC-9-82
3 57 B787-8
4 47 B727-231
5 47 DC-9-83

Top Pilots by Flights

# Flights Pilot
1 390 Roland Braksch CEO
2 68 Timothy Robertson
3 50 John Mullen
4 36 Jonathan Stevens
5 28 Brandon Hanley

Top Pilots by Flights (month)

# Flights Pilot
1 5 Nathan Boone
2 4 Jonathan Stevens
3 3 Roland Braksch CEO

Top Pilots by Hours

# Time Pilot
1 838:59 Roland Braksch CEO
2 190:50 Timothy Robertson
3 124:48 John Mullen
4 107:42 Jonathan Stevens
5 52:34 Brandon Hanley

Top Pilots by Hours (month)

# Time Pilot
1 20:34 Nathan Boone
2 15:10 Jonathan Stevens
3 13:54 Roland Braksch CEO

Top Landings

# V/S A/C Airport Pilot
1 -4.61 ft/min B722 KORD Brandon Hanley
2 -4.61 ft/min MD82 LOWW Roland Braksch CEO
3 -39.22 ft/min A318 KBOS John Mullen
4 -40.75 ft/min B741 EGLL Jonathan Stevens
5 -60.75 ft/min L049 KORD Timothy Robertson

Top Landings (month)

# V/S A/C Airport Pilot
1 -89.2 ft/min MD82 LSZH Roland Braksch CEO
2 -108.42 ft/min L749 LIRF Jonathan Stevens
3 -173.01 ft/min MD83 TAPA Nathan Boone

Pilots based in KSTL

Pilot ID Name Rank Flights Hours Status Location VATSIM IVAO
TWA0001 Germany Roland Braksch CEO Legend of Flight 390 3049.02 warning MUHA 1247977 0000000
TWA0136 Australia Jonathan Stevens Senior First Officer 33 299.34 warning LIRF
TWA0187 United States Timothy Robertson First Officer 68 190.50 warning EGLL
TWA0205 United States Brandon Hanley Second Officer 28 52.34 warning KIND 990144
TWA2006 Chile Ignacio Tapia Cadet 2 10.01 warning KJFK 1029833
TWA2007 United States Nathan Boone Third Officer 4 16.39 warning CYVR 1352714
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