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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 1998 1:00 am

The first Quad-Cities appearance of AccessAir's newly renovated Boeing 737-200 jet will be at 10 this morning at the Quad City International Airport in Moline.

The jet will be on display and tours will be given to local investors, travel agents, invited guests and the news media at the Observation Deck.

The plane made its first appearance in Des Moines Friday and was scheduled to be in Peoria Monday.

The start-up airline has completed the critical document-compliance phase of the FAA certification process, said Roger Ferguson, AccessAir president and chief executive. The final phase of demonstration and inspection is under way, leading to a likely first flight in November, he said.

Investors in the Quad-Cities, Peoria and Des Moines have underwritten the new airline, which will provide non-stop and direct flights to New York and Los Angeles, with other destinations to be added in the future.

The airline is committed to high-quality service, convenience and value. One-way tickets are expected to be priced between $129 and $249.

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