Air travel is rebounding and Quad City International Airport has been busy putting new safety measures into place. To share these updates with passengers and prepare them for what to expect before coming to the airport, the airport is launching the #WeGoQC campaign. The goal is to help passengers travel safely and confidently, and they can start by exploring the airport’s new information hub, qcairport.com/COVID
1)Increased sanitization:The airport implemented increased sanitization schedules, especially for high-touch surfaces, and use a highly effective electrostatic disinfecting sprayer. Hand sanitizer stations are also being added throughout the terminal.
2)Face coverings: Face coverings are required inside the airport. Free disposable masks are available at the entrances if passengers do not have their own.
3)Social distancing: Reminders are being placed throughout the terminal. Plexiglass barriers have also been added to airline ticketing and gate counters, rental car counters and restaurant registers. Restaurant seating has been rearranged to allow for greater distance between tables, and food is available to go.
4)Flyer education: Signage, social media, email newsletters and the new website hub are several ways passengers can keep up to date with the latest recommendations and requirements. qcairport.com/COVID also has direct links to each airline’s COVID-19 information page, which has valuable information about how they’re keeping their aircraft clean, requirements prior to and while on board, and other safety initiatives.
Passengers need to consider a few things before flying. In addition to ability and willingness to follow all safety recommendations, it’s important that passengers research airline and airport regulations throughout their itenirary and check if their final destination has any quarantine requirements.
“Our staff is working hard to make the airport as clean and safe as possible, and we’re asking our passengers to do their part as well,” said Johnston.
Airport leaders meet regularly to discuss the latest recommendations and requirements set forth by the state of Illinois. They also are part of a network of airports nationwide which provides valuable information on industry-wide standards being proposed as well as other airports’ plans and experiences.