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June 28, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: We like to move it, move it

May was a record-breaking month in an interesting area that isn’t often talked about. Every month, airlines send reports that tell us how many people flew into and out of the Quad Cities. But commercial flights are only part of…

June 28, 2023

4 must-knows for summer travel

Travel demand is roaring back and summer has already been busy, with passenger numbers approaching 2019 levels. We want you to have a stress-free summer vacation so here are some things to be aware of before you take flight this…

June 2, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: Celebrating 5 years and what comes next

This month marks my five year anniversary as executive director of the Quad Cities International Airport. I want to take a moment to reflect on these past few years and reiterate my goals for the QC Airport moving forward. During…

June 2, 2023

MLI News Roundup

It’s been a while since we’ve caught up on what’s going on at MLI. Our team is meeting with airline representatives to push for more service out of the Quad Cities with aggressive incentives and plenty of data the airlines…

May 4, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: What is a regional airport? (And why does it matter?)

Quad Cities International Airport has been the hometown airport since 1935 with hundreds of thousands of passengers served each year. But have you ever wondered what a regional airport really is — or even what it’s not? It’s important to…

May 4, 2023

ABCs of Air Travel

What is the difference between nonstop and direct? And what are all those letters and numbers on your boarding pass? From booking your ticket to what goes on behind the scenes that can impact your trip, we decode air travel…

March 21, 2023

From the Director’s Desk: 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

From the Director’s Desk: 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.…

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