Quad City International Airport

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Quad City International Airport
QuadCityIntlAirport Aerial.jpg

41 ° 26 '55 "  N , 90 ° 30' 27"  W Coordinates: 41 ° 26 '55 "  N , 90 ° 30' 27"  W.

Height above MSL 180 m (591  ft )
Transport links
Distance from the city center 5 km south of Moline
Street I-74 / I-280 / US 6 / US 150 / IL 5
Basic data
opening 1910
operator Metropolitan Airport Authority
surface 818 ha
Terminals 1
Passengers 663,000 (2017)
Air freight 47 t (2017)
31,427 (2017)
05/23 1529 m × 46 m concrete
09/27 3049 m × 46 m asphalt / concrete
13/31 2134 m × 46 m asphalt / concrete


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Airport diagram

The Quad City International Airport is the airport of Moline , a city in the US state of Illinois . It serves the Quad Cities region, which also includes cities in neighboring Iowa .


Franing Field , on the site of today's airport, was one of the stopovers in a coast-to-coast plane race in 1919. In May 1926, National Air Transport opened a regular airmail service on the Chicago - Dallas route and used Franing Field for one of the required stopovers. In 1927 Boeing Air Transport started connections between Chicago and San Francisco via Moline .

Since the Great Depression was preparing the privately operated airport problems the city bought Moline 1935 Franing Field and built a new entrance building and hangars 165,000  dollars of the necessary cost of carrying the city, 365,000 US dollars (equivalent to a value of about 7 million dollars), the Federal Government under the Works Projects Administration program. The construction work was the second most expensive WPA project in Illinois. In 1939 there were five daily scheduled flight connections.

After the United States entered World War II in 1941, the airfield was used for pilot training.

In 1946 the airport received an instrument landing system that allowed it to be used even in poor weather conditions. In 1947, the residents of Rock Island County voted to buy the airport and create the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County, Illinois, for administration. A new station building was then built by 1954 and one of the runways was extended. At the same time the airport got its current name, the main users were the airlines United Airlines and Ozark Air Lines .

The station building was expanded in 1961 and 1968 and replaced by a new building in 1985, which in turn was expanded to its current dimensions in 2001.

Airlines and Destinations

Quad City International Airport is served by Allegiant Air , American Eagle , Delta Connection and United Express . There are scheduled flights to destinations within the United States.

Web links

Commons : Quad City International Airport  - Collection of Pictures, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. a b A Brief Look Back. QCAirport.com, accessed April 12, 2017 .
  2. AirportIQ 5010: Quad City International. GCR1.com, accessed October 24, 2017 .
  3. a b c North America Airport Rankings. ACI-NA.org , accessed February 17, 2019 .
  4. a b c d e f g Sarah Hayes: A brief history of the Quad City Airport ( English ) 1999. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  5. History of Federal Weather Service in the Quad Cities ( English ) National Weather Service . Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  6. ^ Non-Stop Destinations from MLI. QCAirport.com, accessed February 17, 2019 .