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About the airport

The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) is the state’s second largest airport in Iowa, with nearly 30 percent of the state’s passenger traffic choosing to use CID for business and leisure travel. The airport also boasts a growing cargo operations, with the three cargo carriers handling almost 50 percent of the state’s air cargo.

Badging Guide

Find CID badging and training information here. 


Learn more about career opportunities at the airport, and find links to information for available job opportunities at the airlines, concessions and rental car companies.

Fly Local

Join the Fly Local program to support CID and boost one of the region’s most important economic engines.


CID has a five-member, volunteer airport commission that serves as the policy-making body for the airport. The daily operations are led by Airport Director Marty Lenss and his team that includes those in operations, finance, public safety and communications.

Environmental Stewardship

CID is committed to implementing sustainable practices and has the state’s only sustainable master plan. Read more about what CID is doing to put into practice sustainable initiatives.

News & Stats

The latest CID news and statistics.

Contact Us

The future is here—and only innovative and agile organizations will succeed in the highly competitive and dynamic air transportation industry.

The Eastern Iowa Airport has been an integral part of the state’s aviation system since the first commercial flight departed in 1947. The airport evolved through the years using fiscally sound management and forward-thinking leadership.

With those foundational pieces in place, we embarked on the airport’s first comprehensive strategic plan. The objectives outlined in the plan are the most critical for ensuring continued organizational success. In fact, the complete transformation of the Donald J. Canney Terminal showcases the entrepreneurial spirit of ICR Iowa to our many visitors and guests.

The strategic plan is the blueprint for us to achieve new heights and increase our regional economic impact in ICR Iowa with a shared purpose, core values and goals. Airport staff, commissioners, tenants and community partners—all of whom understand the value and importance of The Eastern Iowa Airport—participated in creating this plan.

We cannot move forward alone. Community engagement and active regional partnerships are essential to fully achieve our shared mission of growing jobs in the ICR region. Air travel enhances our quality of life, supports our business community, and propels local and regional economies.

Our full potential can only be realized through continued partnerships, sustained community engagement and utilization of an invaluable regional economic asset—your airport.

Marty P. Lenss
Airport Director

Our Purpose

To be the number one choice for air transportation in Eastern Iowa and the border regions of Wisconsin and Illinois.


Fiscal Responsibility

Strengthen financial position by increasing non-airline revenue, optimizing operational and maintenance expenses, and ensuring timely funding for existing and future capital improvement projects.


Ensure the safe and financially viable management and development of the Eastern Iowa Airport to the benefit of public and private stakeholders.

Customer Service

Enhance customer experience through friendly, informative and helpful service.

Environmental Stewardship

Ensure the responsible management of environmental resources in all current and future projects to the benefit of the Eastern Iowa community and generations to come.

Safety and Security

Create a safe and hassle-free travel experience for passengers, and a secure work environment for employees through compliance with Federal and local regulations and standards.