MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 21, 2019) — The Quad City International Airport, operated by the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County, recently implemented a comprehensive application-process including minimum standards for ground-transportation operators doing business at the Quad City International Airport. Ground-transportation operators includes businesses such as Uber, Lyft, taxis, and other for-hire shuttle service providers.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 22, 2019) — The Transportation Security Association (TSA) addressed the media at 10AM with a table-top display of prohibited items found at Quad City International Airport. The purpose of the event, according to TSA Regional Spokesperson Mark Howell, was to inform/remind passengers about what is and isn't allowed aboard aircraft when traveling.

What:              "APEX '17" (APEX is an acronym for Airport Mass Casualty Training Exercise) Why:               The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that an Airport Mass Casualty Training Exercise be conducted every three years. The last exercise was held in 2014.

(Moline, IL) - Members of the Kiwanis Club of Moline, IL will be collecting school supplies at the K-Mart store in Moline, IL, off of 53rd Street & Avenue of the Cities on Saturday July 18th and Saturday July 25th, 2015. The school supply drive is being held as part of the Moline Public Library's Summer Reading Program, and is being supported by Moline Kiwanis club volunteers.

Monetary and supply donations collected will be given to students and teachers in the Moline-Coal Valley school district.  Anyone who donates to the drive  can enter to win a $250.00 gift card, courtesy of K-Mart. Drawing slips will be available at the designated school supply collection table, inside the entrance of the store. The Moline Public Library can also provide children with another great back to school supply, a library card.  For details, please visit www.molinelibrary.com.

The Kiwanis Club of Moline would like to extend a special thanks to the K-Mart store manager, Tena Knapp, and would like to note that K-Mart stores have an existing relationship with Kiwanis International.

The Kiwanis slogan is to "Serve the Children of the World," and this can be done one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Moline is community service-driven, and supports a variety of programs that enrich and support the lives of youth. For more information about joining the Moline Kiwanis Club, please visit www.molinekiwanis.org.

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Alexandria, VA - Bruce E. Carter, A.A.E., Director of Aviation at the Quad City International Airport has been selected as the recipient of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, presented to airport executives in recognition of career-long leadership and contributions to the aviation industry.
"Bruce is a valued colleague who is well-known for his leadership in the nation's airport management community and the broader aviation industry," said AAAE Chair Randall D. Berg, A.A.E., Director of Airport Operations at the Salt Lake City International Airport. "Distinguished service is a hallmark of Bruce's career, and it is fitting that AAAE has recognized him for the numerous contributions he has made during his remarkable four decades in the industry."
The Distinguished Service Award, given annually, is one of AAAE's highest levels of recognition. Men and women receive this award as a reflection of outstanding accomplishments in their professional and personal lives. Respected leaders of their own communities, these men and women also contribute to other aviation organizations, serve AAAE and its chapters and participate in civic and community affairs. Distinguished Service Award winners exemplify the best in airport management by continually bringing credit to the profession and the aviation community. All DSA winners are Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E.) and exemplify the standards accreditation seeks to inspire.
Carter began his 40-year career as an air traffic controller in Des Moines, IA, and has held Director of Aviation positions in Waterloo, Iowa and Springfield and Peoria, Illinois before he joined the Quad City International executive team in 1999.
Carter currently serves as a Second Past President of the AAAE Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Great Lakes Chapter AAAE.
The Award was announced at the 86th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition held in San Antonio, Texas in May and will be presented to Carter at a Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County board meeting to be held this week.
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ABOUT AAAE: Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's 5,000-plus members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C., and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities, including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.

What: "APEX '14" (APEX stands for Airport Mass Casualty Training Exercise)

Who: Quad City International Airport and supporting area mutual aid agencies
(fire and police), including American Red Cross of the Quad Cities, local area
hospitals and EMT's, to name a few.

When: Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Arrive at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Entry will be through gate #42, located at the south end of 61st. St. Vehicle parking will be in the grass, along the perimeter fence. Media will be allowed into the site when everyone is gathered to enter into the gate, preferably as a group. (See below.)

Why: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that an Airport Mass Casualty Training Exercise be conducted every three years. The last exercise was held in 2011.

Contact: Media interested in conducting interviews, attending or taking photos of the drill should contact Cathie Rochau prior to event date at (309) 757-1743 or cathie@qcairport.com

MOLINE/QUAD CITIES December 16, 2013 – Allegiant has partnered with the Quad City International Airport and Hy-Vee to hold a toy and gift card drive to support efforts for Make-A-Wish® Illinois. The toy and gift card drive will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013, at the Hy-Vee in Moline, located at 7th Street & John Deere Expressway. 

A representative will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The drive is taking place in hopes of receiving new, unwrapped toys or gift card (to any major retailer.) Allegiant is a national corporate partner of Make-A-Wish® .   In the Quad Cities, Allegiant has supported approximately 6 travel wishes within the last year, and sixty nine travel wishes nationwide.  Allegiant is offering a chance to win tickets for two to your favorite vacation destination as offered out of the Quad City International Airport.  The winner will be randomly drawn at the conclusion of the event, and you need not be present to win.

Hy-Vee stores are generous supporters of Make-A-Wish®.  Just this year, Quad City Hy-Vee stores donated more than $16,000 to Make-A-Wish® of Iowa and Make-A-Wish® Illinois and helped to grant the wishes of two area children.

Make-A-Wish® Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength, and joy.  Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 11,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with special children across the state.

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MOLINE, Ill. Nov. 1, 2013 – Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates new, nonstop jet service between Quad City International Airport (MLI) and Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer fares as low as $68* one way.

"We are pleased to add the beaches of Southwest Florida as another affordable destination option for Quad City residents to escape the cold this winter," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Punta Gorda and the value of booking hotel rooms and car rentals through us."

"We are very excited that this day has arrived," says Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation, Quad City International Airport. "We know that hundreds of travelers throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois frequent the Southwest Florida region, including Ft. Myers, Naples and Sanibel.  This nonstop flight to Punta Gorda will make travel easier for those staying in, and visiting family or friends in those areas."

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Quad City International Airport (MLI) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at Allegiant.com.

Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the Southwest Florida Coast features exquisite beach-front dining, exotic wildlife and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Allegiant partners with many of the area's most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as dinner and ocean exploration cruises. Quad City travelers can book their entire Southwest Florida vacation for less by visiting Allegiant.com.

Quad City residents can now get more out of their vacation when they book airfare and hotel on Allegiant.com. Current deals include :

About the $68* one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 7, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. Price reflects debit card discount; credit card price higher. For baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.

Allegiant, Travel is our deal. ®

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, Allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/17bZ4xO.

Honor Flight of the Quad Cities 24th trip to Washington D.C took place on August 29. There was a combination of WWII and Korean era veterans on this trip. A special nod is being given to the guardians for this particular voyage, they are all 100% Vietnam era veterans- but they are traveling specifically as guardians to the WWII and Korean era vets who are aboard.

(Note:  we have had some issues with public folks thinking that since we took, for this flight only, Vietnam era veterans as GUARDIANS, that this means that HFQC is accepting them for the flights, as VETERANS. This is not the case. Right now, we continue to operate as WWII vets as #1 priority, as well as any terminally ill veteran from any war or conflict, then Korean Era veterans.  I just wanted you all to be aware of this because folks "read into" things, and perhaps there is some very careful way to make this differentiation about the guardians on this flight.)

The reason that HFQC has extended this Vietnam era guardian opportunity for this particular flight, is because over the many months & years we have seen an outpouring of Vietnam era support at the airport in many forms. We thought this would be a way to recognize the Vietnam Era vets from the local & regional era by allowing them to have the honor of escorting a WWII and/or Korean Era veteran for the day.

A special "thank you Vietnam Era Veterans, for being guardians" banner will be hanging at the airport to recognize their support tomorrow. The banner also says "Welcome Home", which is I am told, a phrase that has been adopted for Vietnam veterans. If you want to know more about the origin of that phrase, Dave Woods at the Scott County Vets affairs would be a good one to talk to, or any VVA chapter.

The usual welcome home ceremonies occured around the 10 p.m. hour.

MOLINE, Ill. July 30, 2013 - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces today new, nonstop jet service between Moline, Ill. and Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport, beginning November 1. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $99.99* one way.

 

"We are pleased to add the beaches of Southwest Florida as another affordable, convenient destination option for Quad Cities area residents," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "Our vacation packages and nonstop service to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Florida have been very popular with residents. We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Punta Gorda and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together."

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Quad City International Airport (MLI) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) seasonally, beginning Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, through April 2014. Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com. Punta Gorda is Allegiant's fifth nonstop destination from Moline.  

 

"Many local and regional travelers have been waiting with anticipation for nonstop access to the Southwest Florida region, and we are now able to offer that with Allegiant," said Bruce Carter, Quad City International Airport director of aviation. "This is Allegiant's fifth nonstop destination being offered. We are happy that their confidence in this market has grown in such a short time since they entered the market in October 2010."

Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the Southwest Florida Coast destination features exquisite beach-front dining, exotic wildlife and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Punta Gorda Airport is centrally located midway between the white-sand beaches of Fort Myers shore and Sarasota's tropical island communities.  Allegiant partners with many of the area's most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as dinner and ocean exploration cruises. Moline travelers can book their entire Southwest Florida vacation for less by visiting allegiant.com.

About the $99.99* one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 6, 2013, for travel by Feb. 11, 2014. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.

Allegiant, Travel is our deal. ®

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/SQmY7O. 

 

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