- Photos from The Eastern Iowa Airport - CID's post To the People of Earth:
It's Earth Day, People!!
In honor of the national day to focus on the environment, we are celebrating one of CID's core values: Environmental Stewardship.
We have several initiatives and projects at the airport that exemplify environmental stewardship, here are a few:
Geothermal: - The 54,000-square foot addition that will be part of the modernized CID terminal will be heated and cooled by a new geothermal system.
Solar: 738 solar panels will be mounted on the roof of the terminal to help reduce energy costs. The airport received a $579,870 US Department of Transportation grant for this project, covering 90 percent of the project's total cost.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: - Four EV charging stations were installed in 2017. Two are in the short-term parking lot and two are in long-term. Vehicle owners only pay for parking; there is no fee for charging up, courtesy of CID.
CID Farmland: - Most people are surprised to learn that CID is the largest farmer in Linn County with more than 2,000 acres of farmland. The land is leased and farmed by five local farmers. The land is located at the top of the watersheds for both the Cedar and Iowa rivers.
Miscanthus: - The airport has partnered with the University of Iowa to plant Miscanthus for the UI Biomass Fuel Project. Almost 70 acres of farmland was converted to grow Miscanthus - a dedicated energy plant.
Cover Crops: - CID went from 100 acres planted in cover crops to more than 300 acres, and in the 2020 planting season all CID farmland will be planted in cover crop. Cover crops are used to slow erosion, improve soil health, enhance water availability, smother weeds, help control pests and diseases and increase biodiversity.
- The countdown to nonstop Nashville flights is on ... One month from today the @Allegiant seasonal nonstop flights to Nashville from @fly_CID begin.
We're going to have a party.
We're going to give stuff away.
We're also going to Nashville, of course.
Book your tickets at allegiant.com
- Photos from The Eastern Iowa Airport - CID's post The 35th Honor Flight out of CID is on its way to Washington D.C. for the day!
Return tonight is estimated at 8:45 p.m. For those coming for the return, watch the road construction along the entrance road. You will park in the long-term parking lot.
#EasternIowaHonorFlight #EIHF #FlyCID
- We're hiring!
Applications are being accepted for Airport Guest Services Associates (part-time).
Associates are able to create a lasting and positive impact by greeting guests, valet service, luggage assistance, wheelchair assistance and more!
Starting salary is $9 - $9.25 per hour with the ability to earn tips.
Application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, April 19.
For more details and to apply go to flycid.com/careers
- Starting April 10, the Eastern Iowa Airport’s cell phone waiting lot will be moved to a temporary location while construction to refurbish the existing lot takes place.
During construction, the cell phone lot will be moved to an area off of Lippisch Place – see map. Signage will be in place to direct people to the temporary cell phone waiting lot.
The cell phone lot is an area where customers may park for free while they wait for their passenger to deplane. Cell phone lots have become a staple at airports across the country as an alternative for people to pay for parking and to minimize traffic in front the terminal.
Improvements to the lot are expected to take two months.
- There's still time to sign up for the TSA PreCheck Enrollment event next week at CID.
First step: Start the enrollment process and make an appointment online at IdentoGO.com/PreCheck
Membership cost is $85 for five years. You can speed through security and DON'T NEED TO REMOVE:
- Light jackets
Appointments slots available before and after your workday.
- We're going to have a booth at Sunday's ICR Future Career and College Fair The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd., Cedar Rapids.
The fair is 12:30 - 3 p.m. Free parking is available in the south lot
This event is perfect for high school students and their parents to learn about exciting careers and college/training selection.
Stop by to learn about different careers available in aviation, including airport management, pilot, aircraft mechanic, engineering, marketing, public relations and more!
For more details go to: https://bit.ly/2CKWsMl
- Photos from The Eastern Iowa Airport - CID's post What's that you say, Joe? Allegiant has added another Nashville flight to its schedule!?
Yes, that's right, Allegiant has added Wednesday flights to its schedule in June. Nonstop flights will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!
First nonstop flight to Nashville International Airport is May 17. Flights in May will be offered Fridays and Mondays.
Go now to allegiant.com to book your ticket from CID to Music City!
- Congratulations to our CID team members who were awarded this quarter's F.A.C.E.S. award! Airport Commissioners Pat Baird, Marcia Rogers and Steve West presented the employee recognition award this morning for the team's work during these extremely difficult winter conditions.
CID team members from Maintenance, Public Safety and Guest Services were recognized for their hard work and diligence to maintain safe and secure runways, sidewalks, parking lots; cleaning off and preparing valet cars, providing vehicle jump starts and assisting customers when their cars were stuck.
The airport has received several compliments and thank yous the past past three months for the work done in snow storms, icy conditions and the extreme cold temperatures.
We - like all of you - are ready for spring!
Kudos to all!
- Our super cool Fly CID stair truck greeted the Mercer women's basketball team when they arrived today.
The Mercer Bears take on the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round of the women's NCAA tourney on Friday.
Tipoff is 1 p.m. at Carver Hawkeye Arena.
- Careers | Eastern Iowa Airport | Cedar Rapids, IA We currently have a job opening for an Airport Public Safety Officer I (EMT) at the Eastern Iowa Airport.
If you, or someone you know is certified from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as a Law Enforcement Officer, or are in possession of law enforcement certification in another state go to flyCID.com/careers for details and to apply.
Applications due March 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) is a small-hub airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Thirty-five daily departures include service from Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, and United. CID also features increasing cargo activity with FedEx, DHL, and UPS, and maintains an active general aviation communit ...
- CID is going to be a busy place Friday with all the spring breakers getting out town.
Please make sure to arrive 90 minutes prior to your flight departure time. There are spots available in short-term and the long-term parking lots. At this time, we do not anticipate the need to go into overflow parking, but if that changes we'll post updates here.
For those parking in the long-term lot, please plan some additional time to walk to the terminal.
If you are flying out Friday afternoon, get through the security checkpoint and then make sure you stop by our FREE beer and spirits tasting!
We are partnering with Millstream Brewing Company and Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery for some pre-Spring Break fun. We'll be upstairs, just past the escalators from 1 - 5 p.m.
Safe travels to everyone and thank you for flying CID!!!
- Photos from The Eastern Iowa Airport - CID's post Ready for spring break? We are.
Just a couple reminders of special services offered at CID:
Coat Check: $10 per item. Reserve here: https://flycid.com/coat-check/
Full-service valet, $16 per day. Reserve here: https://flycid.com/valet-parking/
- We're holding another TSA PreCheck enrollment event April 8 - 12.
And, you asked and we listened - we are offering additional times before and after your work day so you have more opportunity to come out and enroll.
Mon. - Wed. the hours will be: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thurs. and Friday the hours will be: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
Check out the photo here for more details and go online to make your appointment now.
Slots fill up fast so don't miss out!
- Congratulations to Jocelyn Borjas and Tom Schaul, you have each won two tickets to the Hawk's game tomorrow against Rutgers!
You must be able to pick up the tickets at the Information Desk in the airport terminal. The desk is open until 9 p.m. tonight and opens at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday)>
Bring a photo ID to claim the tickets.
Look for new ways to #ScorewithCID in the future!
- Last Hawkeye men's basketball home game and last chance this season to #ScorewithCID!
Tipoff is 4 p.m. Sat., March 2 when the Hawks will face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Predict the final score, tag a friend and like our page to enter.
Two winners will be announced on Facebook at 5 p.m. Friday, March 1. Each winner will receive two tickets to Saturday's game.
Must be able to pick up the tickets at the airport terminal.
- It sounds like a broken record, but ...
Weather conditions are causing some flight delays and cancellations.
Check with your airline for flight information. If you have not done so, sign up for flight updates via your airline's website.
Not all flights are cancelled. For those coming to CID, you will need to use the first entrances into the long-term & short-term parking lots.
The second entrances (located when you drive past the terminal) are closed at this time.
- Sleet and rain are coming down off and on at the airport.
At this time it looks like two @AmericanAir flts to Chicago have been cancelled #3584 and #4197.
Check with your airline for flight updates - sign up for their text or email alerts for the latest and greatest information.
- You know what has been VERY popular in this cold weather?
Our new coat check service.
Yes, the Eastern Iowa Airport - CID offers this to help out folks traveling to warm weather destinations.
Reserve it here: http://flycid.com/coat-check
#FlyCID #Wegoaboveandbeyond #CustomerService
- They patiently waited for several hours when their flight was delayed and now the West High Poms from Iowa City are boarding their DL flight to Atlanta.
Then onto Orlando where they will compete in the UDA National Dance Championship at Disney World.
Coaches Kathleen Fallon and Jenny Gomez (not pictured) are leading the group.
Good luck ladies and safe travels!!!
- Congrats to Alex Garcia and Eugene Pinney! You have each won two tickets to the Iowa v. Michigan State game Thursday night.
You must pick up the tickets at the Info desk in the terminal. Desk is open until 8 p.m. tonight and opens at 9 a.m. Thursday. Must bring photo ID to claim the tickets.
If you are unable to go, please notify us immediately so we can choose another winner.
- Thank you to everyone who helped us break the annual passenger record in 2018!!!
The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) smashed its annual passenger record in 2018 with more than 1.2 million people choosing to fly CID.
That number is 5.4 percent more than the previous annual passenger record set in 2017. This new record has added weight because it is the first time in the airport’s history to have more than 600,000 enplaned passengers, those who board a plane at CID.
“We have to thank the entire region of ICR Iowa for showing its support by flying local,” says Marty Lenss, CID airport director. “By flying CID you are investing in the regional economy and supporting the air service our airline partners are providing.”
- The Iowa men's basketball team plays Michigan State Thursday night. It might be cold outside but it's going to be hot, hot, HOT in Carver-Hawkeye Arena!
#ScorewithCID and win two tickets to the game! Tipoff is 6 p.m.
Two winners will be chosen. Each winner will receive two tickets.
To enter predict the final score, tag a friend and like our page.
And, please - if you enter, make sure you will use the tickets. We've had some folks who win but never pick up the tickets. Can you imagine?
Winners will be announced on our Facebook page at 5 p.m. Wed., Jan. 23. Must be able to pick up the tickets at the airport Information desk in the terminal.
#GoHawks #FlyCID #Enterresponsibly
- Congrats to Tamara Smith and John Kiebel! You have each won two tickets to Saturday's Iowa men's basketball game. Tipoff is 1:37 p.m. (to be exact).
Must be able to pick up the tickets at the Information desk in the airport terminal. Desk is open until 9 p.m. today (Friday) and opens at 9 a.m. Sat.
Bring photo ID to claim the tickets.
Enjoy the game and remember Fly CID sent you!
- The Hawkeye men's basketball team had a big win on the road last night and they are back at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday.
So, you know what that means ... it's time to #ScorewithCID!
Hawkeyes versus Ohio State Buckeyes on Sat. Jan. 12, tipoff is 1:30 p.m.
Two winners - two tickets each.
To enter this giveaway tells us your favorite thing about flying CID, tag a friend and like our page. You must do ALL three things to be a valid entry.
Deadline to enter is 3 p.m., Fri., Jan. 11.
Ready, set, GO!!!!!