MidAmerica Airport, built in the 90s at a cost of $313 million ($220 million from the federal government), was supposed to be a second St. Louis airport. This in spite of the fact that the existing St. Louis airport has struggled to keep service.
It should be no surprise, then, that the second St. Louis airport had problems. MidAmerica is seeking to recoup some of the additional subsidies it provided to Great Plains Airlines, now no longer operating and in bankruptcy.
No airline currently offers scheduled service at MidAmerica Airport.