April '10 was second best April on record
(Moline/Quad Cities) - It was announced today at the Metropolitan Airport Authority monthly board meeting that April, 2010, was the second best April in history. 37,735 passengers were enplaned, 377 passengers shy of the record held by April '08. Total passengers for the year are up 6% over 2009.
"Whenever we have flights added back into the daily schedule, we see an increase in passenger traffic," Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation said. "Two flights were added by Delta on April 6th to Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit, and another daily flight will be added to Memphis in early June. With the addition of these flights, there are more than 200 daily seats available to our passengers."
In other news, a historical photo display has been unveiled at the Art@ the Airport gallery located across from the restaurant. The gallery features a series of enlarged photos from the early years of Moline aviation including special flight landings, a series of the interior of the 1954 terminal, a display of hanging model airplanes, and much more. An "Aviation Adventure" contest is being held in conjunction with other area agencies including the Putnam/Imax, Quad City Air show, Quad City Arts, and the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. More information about the Aviation Adventure, including details about the grand prize being offered, can be found by clicking on the aviation adventure link at qcairport.com, under the contests & specials button.
The eighth "Honor Flight of the Quad Cities" is scheduled to depart Wednesday morning May 26th at 7:00 a.m. and return at approximately 10:30 p.m. The public is welcome to greet the veterans upon their return, after they have spent the day visiting the WWII memorial, and other historic memorials and monuments.
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