DALLAS -- As its major airline prepares emerge from bankruptcy, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport officials say they may be ready to begin a $1.5 billion bond-financed expansion by late 1993.

Donald Aubuchon, finance director at the St. Louis airport, said that the wait for Federal Aviation Administration approval of the planned expansion has been a major factor in delaying the project. The January 1992 bankruptcy filling of Trans World Airlines was an added burden, he said.

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