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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…

February 28, 2022

How to Score the Best Airfare Deals

With pilot and crew shortages, higher fuel prices and pent-up demand, cheap airfare can be hard to find these days. It doesn’t help that the way airlines calculate airfare is complicated – there can be up to 100 different price…

January 26, 2022

From the Director’s Desk: 2022 Priorities

This is a pivotal time for the Quad Cities International Airport. When I accepted this position, I did so because I felt like I could have a positive impact. Of course, I had no idea the challenges airports would have…

January 26, 2022

Behind the Scenes: Winter Weather Operations

It’s no secret that unpredictable winter weather can disrupt travel plans. When your flight is delayed or even worse, canceled, we understand you probably have a lot of questions about what went wrong and what to do next. In this…

December 30, 2021

From the Director’s Desk: Reflecting on 2021

As we approach the end of the year, I’m excited to share that the Quad Cities International Airport is ending 2021 with several big wins. While it’s easy to jump ahead and start thinking about the exciting things to come…

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