The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) set a passenger record for June, beating the previous record set in 2015.
The total number of passengers in June was 103,507; the 2015 record was 101,668.
The year-to-date increase in passengers is 10 percent compared to the same time in 2016.
The airport has seen an increase of overall capacity – meaning more seats and more options for travelers. Capacity for the three-month period of July, August and September is up 16 percent compared to last year.
A key reason for those stronger numbers is the addition of non-stop flights to Charlotte, North Carolina, on American Airlines. In addition, CID has additional seat capacity due to larger aircraft on various flights, including those on American and United Airlines. In October, Delta Airlines began mainline service to Atlanta, upgrading from a regional jet to a two-class 717 with 110-seats.
Last week, Frontier Airlines announced it is beginning non-stop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) on Dec. 17. The flights will be offered on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The departure time out of CID is set for 1:15 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.flyfrontier.com.
That announcement marks CID’s 14th non-stop destination, the most non-stop destinations ever offered out of The Eastern Iowa Airport.
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About The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID CID has non-stop service to 14 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), Las Vegas (LAS) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) ;United Airlines: Chicago (ORD) and Denver (DEN)
For more information, go to FlyCID.com