Summer travel is just around the corner and the five airlines that serve the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) have increased the number of seats and flight options for several markets.

Marty Lenss, CID director, says the airport’s capacity – the number of seats available – is up 5 percent for the popular summer travel season.

“All of the airlines have either added flights, upgraded the size of aircraft to certain destinations, and in one case, we have an entirely new destination – Nashville – added to our flight map,” Lenss said.

Allegiant’s seasonal, nonstop flight to Nashville (BNA) begins May 17. For the remainder of May, the BNA flights will be offered on Fridays and Mondays. In June, July and until the service schedule ends in August, flights will be offered on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Other flight changes for the summer include:

  • United is adding a third daily flight to Denver (DEN).
  • American is adding a fourth daily flight to Dallas (DFW) and increasing capacity to Chicago (ORD)
  • Frontier will have four to five weekly flights to Denver (DEN).
  • Delta has added a third daily flight to Atlanta (ATL).
  • In addition to the new Nashville service, Allegiant has brought back its seasonal nonstop service to Los Angeles (LAX). Flight start June 5.

“These additions reflect a strong and thriving regional economy,” Lenss says. “In this competitive environment, airlines look to add service where it is most likely to be successful, and our airlines are investing in the CID region by enhancing their flight options for the summer travel season.”

For all up-to-date flight schedules, visit each airline’s website:



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