Eastern Iowa Airport

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Airport Overview

Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa Airport is a public airport located 1.7 nautical miles (3.2 km; 2 mi) west of Interstate 380.

CID Airport is owned and operated by the City of Cedar Rapids. It covers an area of 3,288 acres (1,331 ha).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Currently, the airport is exclusively served by smaller jets; nonetheless, the surrounding communities are well-served.
  • Terminal maintenance, field maintenance administration, and public safety have approximately 45 people employed.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • The airport terminal opens 120 minutes prior to the first departing flight each day. The rest of the schedule depends on the departing and arriving flight schedules.
  • If the passenger has a checked bag, they must arrive 90 minutes before departure; if you just have carry-on luggage, arrive 60 minutes before departure. Allow an extra 15-30 minutes if driving during the holidays or at the start or end of the school year due to increased traffic.
  • Please take a look at the CID Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • At the terminal curbs, passengers can be dropped off and picked up.
  • However, because federal regulations prohibit vehicles from waiting for lengthy periods of time at terminal curbs, drivers/guests can wait for arrivals in the free Cell Phone Lot, which is located on the entry drive just seconds from the airport terminal.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Eastern Iowa Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
  • For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
  • To get the best fares book a flight at CID Airport here.

Airport Terminals

Eastern Iowa Airport has one main passenger terminal with 13 boarding gates on one concourse (C).

For more information, please refer to the CID Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Eastern Iowa Airport include American Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and more.

View the full list of airlines served at CID here.

Airport Parking

Short Term Parking

The hourly Parking lot is one of the most convenient parking options at CID Airport. The first 20 minutes are free.


$2 for the next 30 minutes

$3 for 60 minutes

$12 is the daily maximum

Long Term Parking

Another comfortable option to park at Eastern Iowa Airport is Long Term Parking. The first 20 minutes are free.


$2 for the next 30 minutes

$3 for 60 minutes

$7 is the daily maximum

Ground Transportation

When it comes to getting to or from the airport, there are a variety of possibilities. Taxis, limos, public trains or buses, shared-ride vans, and the self-reliable option of driving and parking are all options. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.

Car Rentals

The rental car agencies maintain an office right next to the baggage claim area of the Eastern Iowa Airport. Avis, National, Enterprise, Hertz, are some of the well-known providers for rental cars.


Taxis at CID Airport can be booked and the arrived passenger can be picked up from the airport territory.


Shuttle service providers for Eastern Iowa airport are Airport Express and Airport Shuttle Service.

Amenities & Services

To help you have an amazing stay, Eastern Iowa Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.

Contact Information

Address: 2121 Arthur Collins Parkway SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-8952 USA


Contact: [email protected]

Phone: 319-362-8336

Eastern Iowa Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • Cedar Rapids' first airport was Hunter Field, a private airport established by Dan Hunter in the 1920s on Bowling Street SW north of U.S. Highway 30. The airport was used for private charter service, pilot training, and airmail, but it was unusable during bad weather.
  • Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport was completed with military funding in 1944 but was not dedicated until April 27, 1947.
  • The Cedar Rapids Parks Department operated the airport until a new Airport Commission was established in 1945; Donald Hines, who led the effort to build the airport, was the commission's director until he retired in 1973; he died in 1975.
  • Scheduled east-west passenger service from United Airlines began in 1947, and north-south passenger service from Ozark Air Lines began in 1957.
  • In 1969, the airport had 31 airline arrivals each weekday and recorded 353,000 passengers that year.
  • The present terminal designed by Brown, Healey, Bock Architects, and Planners was dedicated in 1986 with a ceremony that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole attended.
  • The Cedar Rapids Airport was renamed The Eastern Iowa Airport in 1997 to reflect its status as a regional airport.
  • In 2008 the airport enplaned and deplaned one million passengers for the first time in its history; it set a record in 2017 with 1,143,335 passengers.
  • On June 3, 2010, runway 9/27 closed for reconstruction, reopening on September 23. A temporary runway had been set up parallel to the closed runway.
  • Beginning July 3, 2010, and lasting for four weeks, Runway 13/31 was also closed as they rebuilt the intersection with Runway 9/27.
  • In 2019, CID set an all-time record with 1,342,496 passengers served.

Maps, Airlines & Amenities

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Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) Terminals

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Eastern Iowa Airport Q&A

Yes. The terminal of Eastern Iowa Airport is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users will find specially built curbs, doors, and elevators at strategic spots. The visually challenged can use elevators with Braille floor labels and elevated control buttons.
As a general rule, if your doctor has prescribed a liquid medicine that you need, the liquid limit can be increased to 100ml/3.4oz. Insulin pumps and syringes can also be carried in your carry-on bag. However, all drugs must pass the airport screening process.
If you believe you have left something in the airport terminal, you can contact Lost and Found via their contact number or email. CID Airport Helpdesk will respond within 24 hours. For items left on airplanes, please contact your airline. Most items are kept for 90 days before being donated to local charities.