Quad City MLI Airport Overview
QCIA Airport is located in Moline, Rock Island County, in the northwestern part of of Illinois, and is reached directly by Hwy 6, (exit to Frontage Road) or via Interstate 280.
With a newly rehabilitated 10,000 foot runway, and about 760K passengers a year, Quad City International is served by a few major airlines offering nonstop flights to major US hubs with connections around the world.
1. The passenger terminal opens its doors at 3:30am; while security screening starts at 4am.
2. Passengers are expected by most of MLI's airlines to be at their boarding gate 30 mins prior to scheduled departure.
The new on-Airport Holiday Inn Express hotel is opening in Summer 2014.
The new passenger terminal at QCIA with Concourses A & B recently completed its terminal project by adding an expansions to the security checkpoint, the baggage claim area & the rental car facilities. Covered passenger boarding is now available for all flights and second-level gates boarding. Natural light is now being used more efficiently.
The ground level has outside the baggage claim a Met Stop. Inside it is divided (at the Hanging airplane) into:
(a) the departures area with doors 5, 2 & 1 leading to the airline check-in counters, information counter, vending machines, security check and access to the gate areas of Concourse A (left) with gates A1-A6, and Concourse B (right) with gates B5-B17.
(b) the arrivals area with rental car counters, ATM machine, hotel shuttle & taxi information board, to baggage carousels, a restaurant/bar & game & passenger greeting areas. A new visitor center is in the baggage claim area and there is also a kiosk with touch-screen for tourit information.
Current & future Airport developments: While in Summer 2014 the Holiday Inn hotel will open, the joint rental car facility 'QTA' is nearly completed and by mid- to late summer 2014, rental car agencies will move in.