Category Archives: News & Events

The Eastern Iowa Airport celebrates being debt free with a Bond Burning

Cedar Rapids, IA: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) is celebrating the final payment on its debt service on Tuesday June 23 at 10:30 a.m. with a bond burning ceremony. The airport has a history of very forward thinkers who took calculated risks for the good of the airport and community. In 1983, the commission took […]

Update: Man in Custody After a False Bomb Threat

Cedar Rapids: A man is in custody after a bomb threat at the Eastern Iowa Airport early Wednesday morning. At 2:59 a.m. this morning, Cedar Rapids Joint Communications Center received a call from OnStar regarding an individual who notified them that he was on Wright Brothers Boulevard, had a bomb and was going to blow […]

Allegiant Air direct service to LAX returns to The Eastern Iowa Airport for summer service

Cedar Rapids, IA:  Allegiant Air, which ran direct seasonal service to LAX at The Eastern Iowa Airport from June to September of 2014, is returning with 2 weekly flights to Los Angeles through the summer. Allegiant Air is an ultra-low cost carrier that offers low fares with unbundled services that cater to the passenger’s specific […]

ISU Prairie STRIPS Planting with Mayor Ron Corbett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Event: When:   May 22, 2015 at 10:30 am Where:   Follow signs to Federal Express entrance at The Eastern Iowa Airport, then follow signs to Event Parking Who:   The Iowa State University STRIPS team, Pheasants Forever, and The Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will be at The Eastern Iowa Airport […]

Mayor Ron Corbett to Attend Miscanthus Planting at The Eastern Iowa Airport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Press Event: When: May 15, 2015 at 10:30 am Where:   Old Armory Building off of 18th street at The Eastern Iowa Airport Who:   Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will be at The Eastern Iowa Airport to start planting with Repreve Renewables and the University of Iowa Why:   […]

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 […]