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May 8, 2024

From the Director’s Desk: Building MLI for the future

The landside of the airport, otherwise known as the pre-security side, was last updated in 1985. It predates TSA, the Americans with Disabilities Act and even rollaboard suitcases (seriously, they were invented in 1987). After 40 years, the building has…

May 8, 2024

Allegiant 101: Save $$, Book Smarter

You may know which airlines fly from MLI, but would you say you’re an expert in maximizing their networks and your money? Each month we’ll feature a different airline to give you the scoop on how to book, where each…

February 12, 2024

From the Director’s Desk: Mother Nature vs. MLI

January was one of the snowiest months on record in the Quad Cities, and if there’s anything that can wreak havoc on air travel, it’s snow and ice. Slow moving storms can stretch across multiple regions for days at a…

February 12, 2024

The tips you NEED for spring & summer travel

It’s not too late to make your spring break or summer travel plans! From Charlotte to Phoenix, searching for low airfare and knowing your passenger rights, you don’t want to miss these travel tips before you take to the skies…

December 7, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: Celebrating 2023

2023 may be the year we finally felt as though the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on aviation were becoming distant memories. There are still hurdles to clear, including repairing and improving the pipeline of new pilots to both address…

December 5, 2023

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and Other Traveler Resources

Ah, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. For some it’s exciting but for others, it can be overwhelming. Especially if travel is involved. QC Airport’s small size, simple layout and friendly staff are just a few reasons to…

October 26, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: Three Legislators Walk Into MLI

I recently met with three Illinois legislators to talk about future development and opportunities, as well as challenges impacting aviation, Illinois airports and the QC Airport specifically. It’s important we have an open line of communication with our representatives. We…

October 26, 2023

Solving Travel Mysteries

In honor of spooky season, we’re answering some of the biggest mysteries around air travel like what happens if I don’t put my phone on airplane mode and what exactly does an airport do, anyway? Read on to see these…

September 27, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: MLI – To infinity and beyond?

Recently, our board of commissioners approved moving forward with a state grant-funded study to determine if the Quad Cities International Airport could support a commercial spaceport. Airports plan 10-20 years in advance and with a limited number of certificates being…

September 27, 2023

Girls in Aviation Day 2023: Flying toward the future

On Sept. 23, the airport hosted its third annual Girls in Aviation Day, co-hosted with John Deere and Elliott Aviation. Nearly 500 people came out to see more than two dozen exhibitors and experience flight simulators, drone demonstrations, fire and…

August 29, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: Summer Wins

As we prepare for the end of summer, and a slower travel season, I want to reflect on a successful summer. It included some historic wins and while I’ve always been optimistic about the airport’s future, there is renewed energy…

August 29, 2023

TSA 102: More Tips & Tricks

The security checkpoint can be a source of anxiety for many travelers. MLI makes it easy with short lines, friendly officers and the latest technology which means fewer items have to be removed from your bag for screening. But there’s…

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