Delta Airlines to cut air service between QCIA-Twin Cities 

Quad Cities International Airport

Delta Airlines will end its regional air service between the Quad Cities International Airport (QCIA) and Minneapolis-St. Paul, effective Friday, Oct. 5.  

The route between Moline and the Twin Cities is one of five regional routes being cut this fall by the Atlanta-based carrier. Delta also will end its service between Detroit and the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. 

In a statement, the QCIA said: “While we’re disappointed in Delta’s decision, we have already begun outreach to other carriers to advocate for our region and explore what opportunities may be available.”

Airport officials blamed the ongoing pilot shortage, which is impacting regional airports in particular.

“We are being diligent in our communication to the airlines and we are also committed to doing our part to create a pipeline of talent for the aviation industry by introducing kids in the QC area to the breadth of careers available through tours, career expos and events like Girls in Aviation,” the QCIA statement said.

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