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Quad City International Airport
Northwest Illinois travelers in need to a commercial flight can do so easily from Moline. Quad City International Airport is located along the western edge of Northwest Illinois, just south of Moline. The airport was established as Franing Field on a 120-acre plot of land that was chosen as the site for the first coast-to-coast flight in 1919. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Moline in his Spirit of St. Louis airplane, during his Gugenheim cross-country tour. The airport made headlines again in 1929 when Phoene Omlie flew the Velie Monocoupe, manufactured in Moline, at a record altitude above the airport.
As the third-busiest commercial airport in the state behind Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport, Quad City International offers flights to Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando and St. Petersburg. Before your flight, capture a picture of the Velie Monocoup hanging in the terminal, grab a bite to eat from the Air Host Restaurant or browse the selection of items in the Paradise Gift Shop.
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