FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2015
OFFICIAL INAUGURAL SEND OFF EVENT CELEBRATES START OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS
FROM MOLINE/QUAD CITIES TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Moline, IL/Quad Cities) The Quad City International Airport celebrates the start of new, daily nonstop United Express service to Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (Code: IAD.) The first flight arrived to the Quad Cities on Saturday evening, Oct. 24, 2015. The first departure was Sunday, October 25th, however the inaugural flight celebration takes place on the first business day for the flight.
The daily flight, operated by TransStates Airlines with 50-seat Embraer E145 aircraft, departs Moline at 8:22 a.m. and arrives in Dulles at 11:24 a.m. The return flight departs Dulles at 10:02 p.m. and arrives at 11:27 p.m. Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation says, “We are very pleased to celebrate this new, nonstop flight to the D.C. region. The flight will attract business and leisure travelers visiting the Washington area, as well as those looking for convenient connections to hundreds of United domestic and international destinations available through WashingtonDulles International Airport.”
“This flight will be an important asset to Quad Cities firms conducting business on the east coast and internationally,” says Tara Barney, President and CEO, Quad Cities Chamber. “We thank the community for rallying to bring this region another asset to support the Rock Island Arsenal and our employment base, and encourage people to use this great service.”
To celebrate, the Quad City International Airport hosted two special visitors, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln impersonators, to visit with passengers and guests. The Quad City International Airport offers dozens of nonstop daily flights to eleven cities- with hundreds of connections beyond. For flight information, fares and schedules, the airport recommends that travelers contact their local travel agent or United Airlines.