DELTA ADDS MAINLINE SERVICE FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY TO QUAD CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(Moline/Quad Cities) For the first time in history, Delta Air Lines will provide mainline service to the Quad City International Airport. Airport officials were informed late last week that Delta will use an A-319 Airbus once per day, for one departure and one arrival. The aircraft seats 126 passengers- twelve in first class, and 114 in coach. (Click here, or the image to the left for full specifications at Delta's website.)
Flights will be to/from Atlanta, and will depart the Quad Cities at 6:00 a.m., arriving in Atlanta at 8:51 a.m.
The evening flight will depart Atlanta at 9:21 p.m., and arrive in Moline/Quad Cities at 10:17 p.m. (All times local.) These flight times are already in the current schedule, along with two other daily arrivals and departures offered between Moline/Quad Cities and Atlanta by Delta.
Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation, says “We are very excited that Delta is inaugurating service with a mainline aircraft. This opens up more opportunities for operating larger aircraft from the Quad City International Airport. We have already made the investment in special ground handling equipment to support the A-319 operations,” Carter adds. “We know our leisure and corporate travelers, in particular, who use these flights for domestic and international connections through the Atlanta hub, will enjoy and appreciate the upgraded aircraft.”
The flights utilizing the A-319 will begin June 10, 2013. Delta currently serves the Quad Cities with three popular hub, or connecting cities: Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The Quad City International Airport strives to make travel an easier experience. There are four airlines serving travelers from throughout eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. There are currently 10 nonstop destinations, with dozens of daily departures and hundreds of connections beyond. Visit qcairport.com.
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