Category Archives: News & Events

The Jet Box opens as the newest concessions option

    The Jet Box opens as the newest concessions option at The Eastern Iowa Airport   Cedar Rapids, IA: Convenience and options are at the core of what passengers want while waiting to board their planes. The Eastern Iowa Airport is responding by adding the Jet Box to the B concourse for their newest […]

The Eastern Iowa Airport Named State’s First “Super Park”

Iowa’s Creative Corridor: The Eastern Iowa Airport has been certified as the State of Iowa’s first industrial Super Park, providing the region and state an important economic development asset that can be marketed globally. The Airport’s Super Park was one of two sites in Iowa’s Creative Corridor that Gov. Terry Branstad announced this morning during […]

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 […]