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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…

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…

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