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Economy

Slight Recovery in QC Airport Traffic

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Quad City International Airport
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nearly triple the traffic in April

Traffic at the Quad City International Airport dropped sharply in May, as the pandemic continued to hurt commercial air travel. The total number of passengers dropped 89 per cent  - from 32,000 in May of last year to 3,500 last month.

Still, the figures show what might be the beginning of a recovery - traffic in May totaled 7,000, nearly three times April's total of just 2,700. 

And for the four major airlines serving the Quad Cities, passenger traffic fell between 83 and 93 per cent compared to the same month a year ago.  

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.