New Flower Import Operation To Get Underway Friday At MidAmerica
by Staff Reporter, Belleville News-Democrat
Posted: 2009-11-18 11:52:45 EST

MASCOUTAH -- The three-month hiatus that stalled MidAmerica St. Louis Airport’s flower import business is set to end at 6 a.m. Friday, when a Boeing 757 cargo plane of roses and carnations lands after a 2,530-mile flight from Bogota, Colombia.  

The landing represents a "reboot" for the flower flight program under a new management operation being headed by John Baisch, president of Baisch & Skinner, a St. Louis-based flower wholesaler.

Baisch said he is confident the "reboot" has a strong chance for success because of MidAmerica’s location in the nation’s geographic center and far away from the traffic tie-ups that plague bigger airports, such as O’Hare in Chicago, he said.

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