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Quad City International Airport Sees 58% Drop in Passengers for 2020

January 19th, 2021
Quad City International Airport Sees 58% Drop in Passengers for 2020

Reflecting international devastation of the airline industry, due to Covid-19, Moline’s Quad City International Airport saw a drop of more than half the passengers from 2019 to 2020. The airport served 306,260 total passengers last year, 58 percent fewer than 2019’s 721,999, the Metropolitan Airport Authority board of commissioners learned at its Tuesday meeting. Airport executive director Ben Leischner said some of the decline stemmed from decisions of United Airlines to suspend nonstop flights to Denver last spring, and Delta to drop nonstop service to Minneapolis and Detroit, as well as... Read More

Quad City Airport Sees Increasing Passengers as Thanksgiving Approaches

November 23rd, 2020
Quad City Airport Sees Increasing Passengers as Thanksgiving Approaches

Despite federal health officials urging people to stay home, millions of people will fly during Thanksgiving week, including many through the Quad City International Airport, Moline. More than 1 million air travelers passed through security checkpoints at U.S. airports Nov. 20 and 22 for only the second and third time since the pandemic began, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Sunday was the single-busiest day at airport checkpoints since March. Saturday, the travel numbers neared a million, bringing the three-day total to more than 3 million passengers. The surge in... Read More

Beat the Cold: Escape Winter Today!

January 31st, 2016
Beat the Cold: Escape Winter Today!

We can usually tell if we get an early and lasting snowfall or cold snap, that travel will increase in January or February. This year, due to the mild temps (until just recently) we noticed that there wasn’t the normal “mass exodus” to warmer climates by air. However, now that we’ve experienced the below freezing temps for the past few weeks, we know that travel to the warmer destinations, such as the Florida cities and Phoenix-Mesa on Allegiant, for instance, will be filled. Sometimes, people do wait until the bad weather hits and they finally will book and get out of town. It’s never... Read More