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March 21, 2023

Advocating for Air Service

It’s the time of year when team MLI hits the road to meet with airline representatives and talk about all things Quad Cities and commercial air travel. We’ll be visiting three conferences over the next four months in an effort…

March 21, 2023

Answering Your Frequently Asked Travel Questions

Traveling with friends and family makes for great memories. But you have to get through the airport and on the plane first. We’re answering some of the most common questions travelers have this time of year. How early should you…

February 24, 2023

In Pursuit of a Win for the Quad Cities

Travel demand is roaring back and airlines are quickly evolving in a post-pandemic world. Combine that with limited resources and as a result, the airlines are having to make tough choices about air service. We’ve seen this play out across…

February 24, 2023

Fly MLI – That’s It, That’s the Blog

The first two months of 2023 mark the first time since the start of the pandemic that nationwide passenger numbers surpassed 2019 levels. Airlines and airports have a lot of work to do to keep up with demand. So why should you…

January 4, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: We need YOU to help MLI grow

Our region is fortunate to have so many choices for air travel within driving distance. But as the airport director, it creates challenges particularly at a time when airlines still aren’t profitable following the pandemic and resources are constrained by…

January 4, 2023

Traveling in 2023? Check out our predictions

If you’re considering travel in 2023, you’ll want to check out our predictions that could save you money and prepare you for what lies ahead. Planning ahead At the height of the pandemic, international and state requirements were frequently changing.…

November 29, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: The Role of Government in Airports

Mid-term elections are behind us and I’m sure we’re all relieved to no longer be subjected to constant campaign ads. With new representatives elected to our region, and others maintaining their seats, it’s a good time to talk about how…

November 29, 2022

Must-Know Travel Tips for the Holidays

Holiday travel worries got you feeling less than jolly? Here are some our top tips to avoid that Clark Griswold-sized tantrum – no Tylenol needed. Keep gifts unwrapped We get it: you want to arrive at your family and friends’…

October 26, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: Why Does the Airport Care About Promoting the QC?

As the executive director of the Quad Cities International Airport, my main focus is ensuring the airport is the best local resource it can be for our passengers and community. That includes long-term goals like continuing to develop land around…

October 26, 2022

4 Travel Woes and How to Overcome Them

Getting ready for a fall vacation or to visit family and friends? We’re here to help you avoid four of the biggest travel woes. From packing to check-in and baggage claim, traveling can be a breeze with our help. Don’t…

September 27, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: Girls in Aviation Day 2022

Reflecting on this year’s 2nd annual Girls in Aviation Day has made us even more excited for the return of the event next year. This year’s event was bigger and better with more exhibitors and guests. We welcomed nearly two…

September 27, 2022

Phoenix/Mesa is BACK! And more flight updates

Travelers who are used to the current challenging travel climate are welcoming some good news in the Quad Cities: the return of three favorite routes. You’ve no doubt heard (or experienced) how tricky travel has been over the past few…

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