Category Archives: News & Events

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 […]

The Eastern Iowa Airport reached its 5th straight record month in April

(Cedar Rapids, IA): It sounds like repetition, but for the fifth month in a row The Eastern Iowa Airport saw record breaking passenger numbers. This news came right after the results that showed The Eastern Iowa Airport has the largest decrease in fares from 2012 -2013 with a 16.5% decrease.   April saw a total […]

The Eastern Iowa Airport posts largest decrease in fares for top 100 airports in 2013

(Cedar Rapids, IA): The Eastern Iowa Airport had the largest decrease in fares for the top 100 airports from fourth quarter 2012 to fourth quarter 2013 according to the United States Department of Transportation. According to the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), The Eastern Iowa Airport fares dropped by 16.5 percent in the past […]

The year just keeps getting better for The Eastern Iowa Airport

(Cedar Rapids, IA): March made the fourth straight month of record passenger travel for The Eastern Iowa Airport. Starting in December 2013, The Eastern Iowa Airport has experienced month after month of record breaking numbers. Through the toughest winter in 20 years, the airport is weathering the storm very well.   March was the most […]

The Eastern Iowa Airport Sees a Third Straight Record Month in February

Cedar Rapids, IA: They have done it again, and again, and again! For the second time in a year, The Eastern Iowa Airport reached record passenger travel for three straight months. December 2013, January 2014, and February 2014 were record setting months. A total of 89,869 passengers traveled through the airport in December, beating the […]

The Eastern Iowa Airport to embark on a multi-year, $10.7 million pavement and parking lot improvement plan

Cedar Rapids, IA: Starting this summer, The Eastern Iowa Airport will begin a much needed pavement and parking lot repair project. Last fall, the airport hired Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC to conduct a study of the landside vehicular pavement. The findings outlines a 5 year, $10.7 million plan to fix and preserve the pavement […]

Allegiant announces service between CID and LAX!

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. March 4, 2014 — Allegiant today announces new nonstop, seasonal jet service between Cedar Rapids and Los Angeles via Los Angeles International Airport beginning June 6, 2014. In celebration of the new summer service, the company, known for its affordable and convenient travel deals, will offer promotional one-way fares as low as […]

Big Announcement March 4th!!!!

PRESS CONFERENCE: The Eastern Iowa Airport has a BIG announcement   When:  March 4, 2014 at 10 am   Where: The Cedar Rapids Area Metro Economic Alliance offices 501 First Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

The Eastern Iowa Airport breaks the 1 million passenger mark with record passengers in December

The Eastern Iowa Airport breaks the 1 million passenger mark with record passengers in December   Cedar Rapids, IA: For the first time since 2007, The Eastern Iowa Airport ended the year with a total passenger count over one million at 1,042,291. This is the second highest year ever, just shy of the record set […]