St. Louis Regional Airport is a public airport located four miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Alton, a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. It is located in the village of Bethalto, but its mailing address is in East Alton.
Its operations are paid for by an airport taxation district that was created in 1946, which collects taxes from property owners in the Madison County townships of Alton, Wood River, Foster and Fort Russell.
F-4 Phantom II on display at the airport with the control tower in the background
The St. Louis metropolitan area is also served by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri; MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Belleville, Illinois; St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois; and Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri.
ST LOUIS REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport was formerly known as Civic Memorial Airport when it opened in 1946 and later received its current name in 1984.
In the spring of 2004, the airport was at the center of a scandal. At the time, its recently-retired manager Marion Richardson and other current and former employees were investigated for suspicion of misappropriation of airport property.
ST LOUIS REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
ST LOUIS REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 544 ft.
Runway length available: 11/29 8101×150 ft. :: 17/35 6500×100 ft.