MOLINE -- Allegiant will offer additional flights in March and April to the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona.
Quad City International Airport aviation director Bruce Carter announced the flights to the airport authority board at its meeting Tuesday.
Mr. Carter also said that in early spring, American Airlines will add a flight to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and Delta will add flights to Detroit and Minneapolis.
He said after the meeting that the Allegiant flights to both warm-weather destinations are very popular, and he will have discussions with the airline in the near future about offering flights to additional cities in Florida and/or the West Coast.
Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line. 1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.