St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS) recently received the 2020 Reliever Airport of the Year award from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics. A special ceremony was held on September 27, during which 12 airports were recognized in different categories. Due to the pandemic-related cancellation of last year’s event, this year’s awards were based on accomplishments made over the last two years, with consideration given to cooperation and coordination with the state, safety record, maintenance of the facility, and promotion of aviation and educational events.
Taulby Roach, President and CEO of Bi-State Development, which owns and operates the airport, saluted the airport team for working diligently every day to ensure that every customer and pilot flying in and out of St. Louis Downtown Airport has the best experience possible. “This award is a testament to the fact that they continue to deliver exceptional, professional service while maintaining a safe environment,” Roach said.
Over the course of its 80-plus year history, St. Louis Downtown Airport has served major corporations and businesses in a variety of industries, ranging from transportation and energy to food and beverage. It also has partnered with numerous others that now operate at the airport, contributing to its ranking as the second busiest general aviation airport in the bi-state region and the busiest general aviation airport in Illinois outside of Chicago.