Category Archives: News & Events

The Eastern Iowa Airport to partner with Iowa State University and the University of Iowa on two important environmental projects

Cedar Rapids, IA: It might come as a surprise to many, but The Eastern Iowa Airport is one of the largest farms in Linn County. The airport farmland, leased and farmed by five local farmers, has over 2,000 acres in corn and soybean production. The land is also located at the top of the watersheds […]

Marty Lenss, New CID Airport Director, appointed to the ICAD Group Board

(Iowa City) – ICAD Group welcomes Marty Lenss, Director of the Eastern Iowa Airport, to the ICAD Group Board of Directors.  Lenss was confirmed at the ICAD Group January Board Meeting on January 16, 2015. “Many of our clients rely on air and cargo services, and having Marty’s input will be quite valuable,” said Tom […]

2014 was the Best Year Ever for The Eastern Iowa Airport

Cedar Rapids, IA: The Eastern Iowa Airport has officially reached its all-time highest number of annual passengers with 1,132,991 people flying in and out of the airport in 2014. This beat the previous record set in 2007 of 1,060,120. This growth, an increase of 8.9 percent over last year, builds on a two year upward […]

Martin Lenss named the new Airport Director for The Eastern Iowa Airport

Cedar Rapids, IA: The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission has named Martin Lenss as the new Airport Director at The Eastern Iowa Airport. Mr. Lenss comes to The Eastern Iowa Airport from his most recent post as Executive Director for the Rochester Airport Company (RST) in Rochester Minnesota. Prior to Rochester, Mr. Lenss served for five […]

For the 11th straight month in a row The Eastern Iowa Airport has had all time record passenger traffic

(Cedar Rapids, IA): This is an all-around record breaking year for The Eastern Iowa Airport! Since December 2013, The Eastern Iowa Airport has broken its all-time record passenger numbers month after month. October 2014 numbers came in and for the 11th straight month there has been more passenger traffic than ever before.   2014 Passenger […]

The Eastern Iowa Airport announces breach to parking facilities revenue control system

Cedar Rapids, IA:  The Eastern Iowa Airport recently learned of a security incident involving credit and debit card data collected at the Airport Parking Facilities between September 29 and October 29, 2014. Customers who utilized the public parking facility at the Airport could have had their credit card information compromised. As soon as the breach […]

Don Swanson named Interim Airport Director

Cedar Rapids, Iowa- The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission has officially named Don Swanson as Interim Airport Director. Tim Bradshaw, the previous airport director for The Eastern Iowa Airport, accepted a new position as the executive director of the Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke Virginia. Don Swanson, Director of Finance at The Eastern Iowa Airport, has […]

Airport Director Tim Bradshaw leaving for Roanoke Virginia

Cedar Rapids, Iowa- Tim Bradshaw, airport director for The Eastern Iowa Airport since June 2010, has accepted a new position as the executive director of the Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke Virginia. During his 4-plus years at The Eastern Iowa Airport, Bradshaw made several improvements to the airport, always focusing on ways to improve the […]

For the 8th straight month in a row The Eastern Iowa Airport has had all time record passenger traffic

(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 […]

Terminal Modernization Project starts. Check out some tips to be prepared when you arrive.

Starting June 30, 2014, we will begin Phase 1 of the Terminal Modernization Project at The Eastern Iowa Airport. This will occur in several stages and will consist of replacing the existing canopy on the front of the terminal, adding weather protection to the covered walk in the parking lot, and doing repair work to our parking […]