American Airlines

Leisure travelers may be the reason traffic at the Quad City International Airport continues to recover. After dropping to just 2,700 total passengers in April, it's increased steadily, and reached 22,000 in July.

Dubuque Regional Airport

2015 was a good year for the Dubuque Regional Airport. For the second year in a row, passenger traffic rose 7 per cent.

Airport manager, Robert Grierson, says nearly 37,000 people boarded American Airlines flights from Dubuque to Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

Even though the overall increase was 7 per cent, traffic jumped as much as 15 per cent during some months, last year.

For this year, Grierson is hoping for larger aircraft and more flights, and another increase in traffic.