Statement from Gov. Nixon on China's airline selection to serve as transport of Chinese goods to St. Louis

January 19, 2011
Jefferson City, MO

Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of the People's Republic of China's selection of an airline to serve as a regular transport of Chinese goods to Lambert Airport in St. Louis:

"I am very encouraged that the People's Republic of China has identified an airline, the China Cargo Airline of China Eastern, to serve as the cargo airline that will fly a regular new route into St. Louis beginning later this year. This development is a crucial step toward turning the St. Louis region into a cargo hub for trade with China, which will benefit Missouri's economy immensely. I look forward to continuing to work with the Chinese government, the Missouri China Hub Commission, and the leadership of St, Louis to ensure that the Big Idea becomes a reality."