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Quad City Airport Render with Water Feature

See Tomorrow’s QC Airport

A new era is taking off.

Over the next several years, bold renovations will create a modern travel experience that enhances efficiency all while delivering comfort and convenience. These renovations will pave the way for future growth, putting us on the map for more routes and airlines, all while supporting the economic vibrancy of our region.

Changes big and small are taking flight

As the Quad Cities’ gateway to anywhere in the world, we’re striving to create a world-class travel experience. To do that, we’re setting our sights on a long-term vision while also improving all the little details with short-term projects that will make a huge impact for the experience of our travelers.

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Our Latest Projects

We’re quickly getting started on many short-term projects that will support our overall vision for modernization. Below are some projects that have been recently completed, are in-progress or set to begin soon.

Solar-covered parking

 This solar structure will serve as a covered parking option for nearly 200 spots in our short-term lot. In addition to protecting travelers’ vehicles, the panels affixed to the terminal roof will supply more than 50 percent of the airport’s energy.


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New terminal seating mockup

New terminal lounge seating

We’re replacing the recliners in the landside terminal as well as adding new seating near the Monocoupe and the B concourse.

STATUS: Expected completion Fall 2021

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Outside Patio Seating and QC Airport

New outdoor patio

We’re creating a new space to get some fresh air before heading through security into the terminal. This space will be complete with picnic tables, bench seating and a great view of planes arriving and departing. This space is open to the public.


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Parking System with QC AIrport logo

New parking system

A new parking system will upgrade the usability of our technology. New features include touchless entry and smartphone/Bluetooth connectivity.


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Intuitive announcements

Our overhead paging and announcement system is being upgraded. The new ambient noise-sensing system can intuitively increase or decrease volume based on surrounding noise levels – a big deal when you need to hear important information!

STATUS: Expected completion November 2021

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A closer look at terminal renovation plans

We have major plans to completely redesign our terminal in the coming years. The changes will create a more modern travel experience – all while delivering that “no place like home” comfort and convenience. Hometown pride is at our core, which is why many of the changes you see will reflect the Quad Cities: a community we’re so proud to call home. To stay updated with our progress, sign up to receive our e-mails.

Quad City Airport Entry Rendering with red car
Travelers will be welcomed with modern renovations including a new canopy, raised ceiling and added glass to flood the terminal with natural light. Updates include new wayfinding signage and crosswalks realigned with entrances.
Quad City Airport Terminal Rendering
New ticketing areas and security checkpoints feature a bright, airy and energetic feel. Efficiency is top-of-mind with wider walkways, new floors and added check-in kiosks. Security equipment will move out of sight to help you get on your way quicker.
Quad City Airport Rendering with plane
We want you to have the comforts of home which is why updates include family restrooms, nursing suites and plenty of comfy seating throughout the terminal.
Quad City Airport Rendering with Plane
A step inside the atrium reveals a reimagined food, beverage and retail space, new wayfinding and airport information, upgraded restrooms and comfortable lounge seating.
Quad City Airport Rendering Jetway
Near baggage claim, we’d like to add indoor/outdoor garden space for all visitors to enjoy. This publicly accessible space will provide a great view to the airfield to watch planes take off and land.
Quad City Airport Rendering Water Feature
The indoor/outdoor garden space will include a water feature that invokes our Mighty Mississippi. Travelers can relax in comfortable seating with a great view of the airfield just outside.
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