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March 30, 2021

Rendering Front of Airport

Terminal Facelift Will Wow You

We are excited to share concepts for the future of the Quad Cities International Airport. These historic terminal renovations will help propel us into the next era of travel. Over the next 3 to 5 years we will update the…

March 30, 2021

QC Airport Logo

New Look For A Bright Future

After a historic year facing the COVID-19 pandemic, travel is on the rebound. And with its return comes a new era for the Quad Cities International Airport: where we deliver unmatched safety and service, with a renewed sense of pride…

February 19, 2021

Quad Cities area road map

From the Director’s Desk: How to Win Airlines and Influence Routes

When I say I work for the Quad City International Airport, the first question I get is usually the same: “When are we getting fill-in-the-blank route or airline?” I wish the answer to this question was simple. Truth is, there’s…

February 19, 2021

boy pushing girl on luggage through airport

MLI Must-Knows: Spring Break Travel Update

Thinking of escaping the frigid temps? From the ease of using MLI to start your vacation to catching up on the latest in COVID-19 mitigations, read on for your spring break travel must-knows. It’s almost spring, which means it’s almost…

January 12, 2021

Denver skyline

Now boarding: MLI to Denver is BACK!

While the start of 2021 looks much the same as 2020, we are hopeful things will improve in the coming months. In fact, we’ve already seen our first bit of good news with the return of daily nonstop service to…

January 12, 2021

kids in airport terminal

From the Director’s Desk: 20×20 – How’d we do?

In 2019, I gave myself a call to action to make 20 improvements before the end of 2020. I wanted to upgrade and add passenger amenities, create more transparency about how the airport does business and improve overall safety. I’m…

January 12, 2021

Touch screen at Quad Cities International Airport

20 upgrades by 2020

In 2019, airport leadership challenged the organization to make 20 upgrades by 2020. The list was designed to tackle a few different areas that the then-new executive director Benjamin Leischner felt would build a stronger foundation for the airport as…

November 19, 2020

Couple sitting in the airport

Four tips for smooth, safe winter travel

If it’s been a while since you flew, you probably have questions about what has changed and the best way to stay safe. Don’t worry we’re here to help. At the Quad City International Airport we’re known for safe, hassle-free…

November 19, 2020

Ben Leischner wearing flight headset

From the Director’s Desk

Hello, I’m Ben Leischner, executive director at the Quad City International Airport. When I started my career in this industry many years ago, I never thought we’d find ourselves in the situation we are in now. Fortunately, my diverse background…

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