For Immediate Release
Jan. 23, 2017
Iowa’s Creative Corridor – The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) had more than 1 million passengers in 2016, the seventh time it has surpassed the 1 million mark.
The total number of passengers flying into and out of CID for 2016 is 1,084,310. That total is the third highest in its history.
No. 1 was in 2014 when there were 1,132,991 passengers and No. 2 was in 2015 with 1,105,625 passengers.
The year ended on a high note with October and November passenger numbers breaking records for the airport, according to CID officials.
A key reason for those stronger numbers is the addition of CID’s 13th non-stop destination – Charlotte, North Carolina, on American Airlines. In addition, CID is seeing an increase in seat capacity due to larger aircraft. Delta Airlines began mainline service to Atlanta in October, upgrading from a 76-seat aircraft to a 110-seat aircraft.
Capacity for the first quarter of calendar year 2017 is up. The number of flights is up 6 percent and the number of seats is up 11 percent compared to the same time last year.
About The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID
CID has non-stop service to 13 destinations on five airlines:
Allegiant: Las Vegas (LAS), Orlando Sanford (SFB), Phoenix/Mesa (AZA), Punta Gorda/Ft. Meyers (PGD), Phoenix/Mesa (AZA), St. Pete/Tampa (PIE), seasonal service to Los Angeles (LAX)
American Airlines: Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
Delta: Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP)
Frontier Airlines: Seasonal service to Denver (DEN)
United Airlines: Chicago (ORD) and Denver (DEN)
For more information, go to FlyCID.com