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Delta to restore service to Minneapolis-St. Paul

May 25, 2021

Twice daily service to Minneapolis-St. Paul through Delta Air Lines will be restored at the Quad Cities International Airport beginning June 6. This news follows the airport’s strongest month since the beginning of the pandemic with more than 36,000 travelers.

“We know some of our regional peers have lost Delta service entirely so the fact that Delta sees the value in continuing to serve the Quad Cities region is immensely important,” said Benjamin Leischner, A.A.E., executive director. “With service to Atlanta for connections along the east coast and beyond, and Minneapolis for west coast connections, Delta is making sure passengers have easy access to any global destination and we appreciate their continued service here.”

The airline industry has been upended by the prolonged impact of COVID-19. Airlines are rethinking their networks leaving opportunities for smaller airports to pursue service that may not have been previously available. Representatives from QC Airport, in partnership with air service development experts, continue to engage with airlines, both existing and those not currently serving MLI.

“We are committed to making the QC Airport as attractive as possible for new service by offering various means of support and sharing the work our economic development partners are doing to elevate the Quad Cities region,” said Leischner. “While the decision to add service lies exclusively with the airlines, we have the ability to influence those decisions and make the case for long-term stability and success for strategic new routes at MLI.”

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