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August 22, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: The Pilot Shortage Strikes Again

We’ve been talking about the impact the pilot shortage is having on commercial air travel for quite some time now. Here at MLI, we’ve experienced reduced frequency of certain routes and most recently, Delta decided to suspend service to Minneapolis-St.…

August 22, 2022

TSA 101: Tips to Save Time and Frustration

We often hear from travelers that going through the security checkpoint is one of the most stressful parts of flying. This can be especially true for first-time travelers, infrequent travelers and people who are flying for the first time with…

June 30, 2022

From the Chairperson: Past, present and future of the QC Airport

Commissioner Jodi Fisk became chairwoman of the Metropolitan Airport Authority’s board in July 2020. The bulk of her time has been spent helping the organization navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic which has had the greatest long-term impact on the aviation…

June 30, 2022

3 Mistakes Travelers Make

From our littlest travelers to seasoned pros, there are common mistakes that are easy for any traveler to make. Between packing everything you think you’ll need for your trip and closing up your house (did you remember to close the garage…

May 31, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: Six years, no tax increases, no regrets

The Quad Cities International Airport is funded through a variety of channels. We have revenue-generating streams from airlines, passengers and lessees. We receive grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and the state pertaining to specific projects and improvements. And we…

May 31, 2022

QC Airport 101

Think you know everything about your hometown airport? We’re giving a crash course in all things MLI – from what it means to be a regional airport to how to take advantage of our 10 destinations and hubs to go…

April 29, 2022

3 must-knows for 2022 summer travel

Travel demand is roaring back and summer is shaping up to be a busy season – from planes to hotels, theme parks and other popular destinations – things are looking more similar to 2019 than 2020 or even 2021. And…

April 28, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: Impatience can be good, and other words of wisdom

Recently, I had the honor of being asked to speak at the Quad Cities Business Journal’s inaugural event in our region, 90 ideas in 90 minutes. I, along with eight other speakers, were asked to share our 10 best ideas…

April 28, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: 10 Ideas for the Workplace, Leadership and Life

I recently had the honor of speaking at the Quad Cities Business Journal’s inaugural event, 90 ideas in 90 minutes. I joined a panel of 8 community leaders and we were asked to share our top 10 ideas for the…

March 24, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: Federal Investment in MLI Projects

Earlier this month, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to engage our legislators about the importance of funding infrastructure projects and to hear about their legislative priorities. I make this trip each year but it was even more important to get…

March 24, 2022

Vacation Travel Do’s and Don’ts

Traveling with your family makes for great memories! But you have to get through the airport and onto the plane first. While this can seem daunting it doesn’t have to be. Make sure your trip gets off on the right…

February 28, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: Small Markets, Big Pilot Shortage

Last week, I attended Routes Americas, an annual air service conference that welcomes representatives from airports, airlines and cities from North and South America. This was the second of three air service conferences that our team will attend in less…

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