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New Carport at Quad Cities Airport Will Provide Solar Energy Source

May 3rd, 2021
New Carport at Quad Cities Airport Will Provide Solar Energy Source

Solar energy is coming to the Quad Cities International Airport by late this summer. Solar panels affixed to the terminal roof and a new carport structure will provide a clean, renewable energy source for the airport, and a covered parking option for nearly 200 spots in the short-term lot – at no cost to the Moline airport. Two additional electric vehicle charging stations will be added to the existing three once the project is completed. At the time of this announcement, only 20 percent of public U.S. airports are using solar power. “We are fortunate to have this opportunity to bring a clean... Read More

Quad-Cities Airport Director Confident to Get Federal Support For Major Facelift

March 31st, 2021
Quad-Cities Airport Director Confident to Get Federal Support For Major Facelift

The timing of the Quad Cities International Airport (QCIA) announcing its ambitious, sleek renovation plans Tuesday was no coincidence. The public unveiling of more than $20 million in passenger terminal improvements came the day before President Joe Biden today announced his ambitious $2-trillion infrastructure plans, dubbed “The American Jobs Plan” – which includes $25 billion for airport improvements nationwide. “A lot of the funds we get, we pull in federally into the community. So we’re not big on pulling taxes from our neighbors,” QCIA executive director Benjamin Leischner... Read More

Quad Cities International Airport To Get Major $20-Million Overhaul

March 30th, 2021
Quad Cities International Airport To Get Major $20-Million Overhaul

The Quad Cities International Airport in Moline will be getting a dramatic, $20-million-plus facelift. Several concepts and images were unveiled Tuesday by airport officials that include added amenities for passengers and represent the first major investment in the aging facility since 2001. The landside terminal, which includes ticketing and baggage claim, has not been updated since 1985. “The travel industry has changed dramatically since 1985 but our airport has had to take a patchwork approach to keep up,” QCIA executive director Benjamin Leischner said Tuesday. “With the work being done... Read More

Quad City Airport to Get $2.8 Million in Federal Covid Relief Grant

February 17th, 2021
Quad City Airport to Get $2.8 Million in Federal Covid Relief Grant

The Quad City International Airport is getting a $2.8 million boost from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program. The program, funded under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 (CRRSA), awarded $2 billion total to U.S. airports. This funding will continue to offset lost revenue and provide operational and payroll support. The Q-C airport previously received $8 million from the CARES Act. “As a facility that supports nearly 500 jobs, nearly 100 of which are employed directly by the Metropolitan Airport Authority,... Read More

Make a Landing at Quad City Airport for an Electrified Art Exhibit

August 3rd, 2019
Make a Landing at Quad City Airport for an Electrified Art Exhibit

Quad City Arts Art at the Airport presents “Electrified” now and through Sep 2. Artists from the Quad City region will transform the gallery at the Quad City International Airport (2200 69th Avenue Moline) with sculptures that incorporate neon and video, along with other lighting effects. This show features pieces on loan from K. V. Dahl of Dahl Ford Davenport and Amy Nielson, and works by various artists including Gail Ray, Bruce Walters, Dawn Wohlford, Bill Wohlford, and Ron Kessel. Art at the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find. It is just across from... 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