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Traffic Drops Off at QC Airport

Quad City International Airport

As the coronavirus spread across the US in March, airline travel began to fall off sharply. And at the Quad City Airport, passenger traffic dropped 46 per cent compared to the same month a year ago.

That's a drop from 66,000 in 2019, to less than 36,000 last month.

The number of people boarding planes fell from 41 to 59 per cent for the four major airlines serving the airport - Allegiant, United, American, and Delta.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
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