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 Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.