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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…

December 13, 2021

5 Holiday Travel Tips to Stay Jolly

Holiday travel worries got you feeling less than jolly? Here are 5 tips that will help you skate through your trip. 1) Keep gifts unwrapped We know you want to arrive to your family and friends’ homes with your Pinterest-worthy…

November 23, 2021

From the Director’s Desk: What the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Means for the QC Airport

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed by President Biden on Nov. 15, includes $25 billion for airports. Now that it has been signed there is money on the table for the Quad Cities International Airport and I’m thankful that…

November 23, 2021

Allegiant Destinations Return!

Your small but mighty airport is delivering winter getaways: flights to Punta Gorda are back! After the summer hiatus, flights are departing Mondays and Fridays, just in time for you snowbirds out there! No need to hibernate when you can…

October 25, 2021

From the Director’s Desk: Taking QC Airport on the Road

Fall is shaping up to be a busy season for seeking new air service. I know Quad Citizens are chomping at the bit for some new routes. The team at MLI have been hitting the road (or rather, the air)…

October 25, 2021

Fly Local, Fly Easy this Holiday Season

Photo Credit: Kevin Rangel While it may seem too soon to talk about Christmas, people are already finalizing their holiday trips. The QC region is unique in that there are several airports within driving distance. But the cost of getting…

September 28, 2021

From the Director’s Desk: Creating a Diverse & Passionate Future Workforce

Diversity in the aviation industry is necessary if we want to see it thrive well into the future. Many pioneers in aviation were female – E. Lillian Todd, designer of the first aircraft; Eileen Collins, the first female space shuttle…

September 28, 2021

Clean Energy Comes to the QC Airport

The Quad Cities International Airport recently celebrated the installation of more than 4,500 solar panels. The panels, attached to the terminal roof and newly constructed carports, will provide the airport with 50% of its annual energy consumption. Thanks to a…

August 23, 2021

From the Director’s Desk: Stronger QC Airport, Stronger QC

The landside terminal of the Quad Cities International Airport is nearly 40 years old. Last updated in 1985, it is now one of the oldest primary airport terminals in our region. Aesthetics aside, the facility lacks some modern travel amenities…

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