(Cedar Rapids, IA): Thank you eastern Iowa! Since December 2013, The Eastern Iowa Airport has broken its all-time record passenger numbers month after month. July 2014 numbers came in and for the 8th straight month there has been more passenger traffic than ever before.

2014

Passenger Record

Previous

Record year

Previous

passenger record

July 2014

103,712

2007

95,105

June 2014

101,627

2007

99,494

May 2014

97,780

2007

92,755

April 2014

90,728

2013

85,676

March 2014

109,653

2013

99,664

February 2014

82,830

2013

79,359

January 2014

83,664

2007

81,690

December 2015

89,869

2002

87,552

“This record growth is a testament to the local economy in eastern Iowa,” Said Tim Bradshaw, Airport Director. “We are thankful for the continued and growing support from the citizens of eastern Iowa who trust us with their travel and will continue to work diligently to bring the best possible service to our passengers.”

The continued growth is driving renovations and upgrades to the 27 year old terminal. To alleviate some short term constraints, the airport will be adding a passenger boarding bridge to the B gates, currently ground boarding only.  In 2016, the plans are in place to build a second concourse at the B Gates that will add two additional passenger boarding bridges, expand the hold rooms in the C concourse, and expand the security check point.

In June of this year, the terminal modernization project started with the addition of a new canopy to the front of the building, renovated lobby, ticketing area, and baggage claim, and energy efficient upgrades to improve the use, function, and carbon footprint of the terminal. They will also begin a 5 year parking lot and pavement improvement project.

“We are making the facility and infrastructure improvements necessary to handle the additional passengers as well as improve the experience of our customers,” Said Bradshaw. “We know that the combination of additional passenger traffic and construction can be confusing and are doing all we can to mitigate those frustrations Your Domain Name. We appreciate the patience of our guests as we make these much needed improvements and know the results will be worth the effort.”

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