UPDATE from Lambert-St. Louis International AirportMonday, 7:00 p.m.
The recovery of operations from tornado damage on April 22 continues to accelerate at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport which expects airlines to operate their full flight schedules on Tuesday.After a 24 hour closure following the storm, 12 out of 13 airlines at Lambert resumed operations on Easter Sunday for 76 percent of normal operations. American Airlines returned to service Monday and the airport believes flight capacity will hit a 90 percent target for the day. Cape Airlines will begin flying on Tuesday.The C Concourse, which was heavily damaged by the tornado Friday night, will remain closed indefinitely. The airport has successfully relocated affected airlines to previously closed concourses. Frontier and AirTran are now operating out of the B Concourse. American and Cape Air are operating out of the D Concourse. The airport is working with its retail and food concession partners to bring gift shops and restaurant services to those newly re-opened concourses as quickly as possible.In other developments, Lambert extended its post-storm policy to waive parking fees for customers who exit any of the terminal garages and the other airport-owned Super Park parking lots (A, B, C and D) by Monday night. Parking charges will resume Tuesday at 6 a.m. Only customers with vehicles damaged by the storm will have their parking charges waived after Monday.Super Park lots B and D remain closed except for returning passengers due to the extensive damage to vehicles during the storm. Those lots will re-open as soon as vehicle and storm debris are cleared and parking systems are brought back online.Customers can park at Super Park Lot C for same economy price as Lot D, which is $7 after all lots reopen. Lambert will continue to update the progress on the tornado recovery on www.flystl.com, Facebook or Twitter @flystl.com.
UPDATE:Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has newly re-opened D Concourse. It will handle more than 56 daily departures for American Airlines and Cape Air. Cape Air will use gates D8 and D10. Cape Air flights begin Tuesday.
-----------------Cape Air canceled flights beginning Saturday morning after severe weather caused substantial damaged to the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Friday around 8:30 p.m.
Repairs are underway in St. Louis including the temporary relocation of Cape Air and American Airlines to the D Concourse.
Cape Air plans to resume normal flight schedules starting on Tuesday, April 26.
Cape Air is currently working to contact all affected passengers. For the latest information, please visit Cape Air's website by clicking here or by visiting Lambert-St. Louis International Airport's website by clicking here.