The Eastern Iowa Airport
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The Eastern Iowa Airport
Eastern Iowa Airport
CID Logo.png
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Cedar Rapids
OperatorCedar Rapids Airport Commission
ServesCedar Rapids / Iowa City
LocationCedar Rapids, Iowa
Elevation AMSL869.4 ft / 264.9 m
Coordinates41°53?04.9?N 91°42?38.9?W / 41.884694°N 91.710806°W / 41.884694; -91.710806
CID is located in Iowa
CID is located in the United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 8,600 2,622 Concrete
13/31 6,200 1,890 Asphalt/Concrete
Total Passengers (2019)1,342,496 Increase11.4%
Cargo (pounds) (2017)53,566,069

Eastern Iowa Airport (IATA: CID, ICAO: KCID, FAA LID: CID) is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wright Brothers Boulevard on the south edge of town, two miles west of Interstate 380. CID covers 3,288 acres (1,331 ha).[1]

Airline Service

In recent years the airport has been served almost entirely by regional jets, but this is changing. Delta now has Boeing 717s to Atlanta and United has Airbus 320s and Boeing 737s to Denver. United also flies Airbus 320s to Chicago O'Hare Int'l. American, Delta, and United mostly use regional jets, although the size has increased on most flights to 70-76 seats with first class cabins, while Allegiant and Frontier fly Airbus A320 family aircraft. The airport sees five airlines with non-stop flights to fifteen airports. The airport has 9 gates on the upper concourse with jet bridge boarding. The airport used to be divided into two concourses, (B) and (C). After the renovation, all the B gates were removed and three new gates were added in addition to the C gates. The gates lost their "C" designation and became gates 4-9. The new gates 1-3 serve Delta.[2]

Arriving passengers have a short walk to the baggage claim area. Several national rental car company counters and a courtesy shuttle counter are in this area.

On July 8, 2016 the airport announced new twice daily service from CID to Charlotte. The service started on November 4, 2016 and is flown on CRJ-700/900s by PSA Airlines for American Airlines. On December 18, 2019, American Airlines began daily seasonal service from CID to Phoenix, scheduled to end on April 6th, 2020.[3]

Runway reconstruction

On June 3, 2010 runway 9/27 closed for reconstruction, reopening on September 23. A temporary runway had been set up parallel to the closed runway. Beginning July 3, 2010, and lasting for 4 weeks, Runway 13/31 was also closed as they rebuilt the intersection with Runway 9/27. [2]


Cedar Rapids' first airport was Hunter Field, a private airport established by Dan Hunter in the 1920s on Bowling Street SW north of U.S. Highway 30. The airport was used for private charter service, pilot training, and airmail, but it was unusable during bad weather.

Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport was completed with military funding in 1944 but was not dedicated until April 27, 1947. The Cedar Rapids Parks Department operated the airport until a new Airport Commission was established in 1945; Donald Hines, who led the effort to build the airport, was the commission's director until he retired in 1973 (he died in 1975). Scheduled east-west passenger service from United Airlines began in 1947, and north-south passenger service from Ozark Air Lines began in 1957. In 1969 the airport had 31 airline arrivals each weekday and recorded 353,000 passengers that year.

The present terminal designed by Brown, Healey, Bock Architects and Planners[4] was dedicated in 1986 with a ceremony that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole attended. The Cedar Rapids Airport was renamed The Eastern Iowa Airport in 1997 to reflect its status as a regional airport. In 2008 the airport enplaned and deplaned one million passengers for the first time in its history; it set a record in 2017 with 1,143,335 passengers.[5] In 2019, CID set an all-time record with 1,342,496 passengers served.

Airlines and destinations


Map of Destinations
Destinations from Eastern Iowa International Airport
(Red) = Year-round Destination
(Green) = Seasonal Destination
(Blue) = Future Destination



Annual traffic

Year Passenger statistics
2013 1,042,291
2014 1,132,991
2015 1,105,625
2016 1,087,182
2017 1,143,816[11]
2018 1,205,506
2019 1,342,496

Top destinations

Busiest domestic routes from CID (April 2019 - March 2020)[12]
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois 140,000 American, United
2 Denver, Colorado 114,000 Frontier, United
3 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 70,000 American
4 Atlanta, Georgia 64,000 Delta
5 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 54,000 Delta
6 Detroit, Michigan 52,000 Delta
7 Charlotte, North Carolina 44,000 American
8 Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona 31,000 Allegiant
9 Orlando-Sanford, Florida 21,000 Allegiant
10 St. Petersburg-Clearwater 21,000 Allegiant

Airport management

  • Marty Lenss : C.M., Airport Director
  • Donald Swanson : Director of Finance & Administration
  • Todd Gibbs : C.M., Director of Operations
  • Pamela Hinman : Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Kathleen Bell : Deputy Director of Finance & Administration

Accidents and incidents

  • August 30, 1970 - US Navy Blue Angels pilot Lt. Ernie Christensen belly-landed his F-4J Phantom at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids with one engine stuck in afterburner during an airshow at the airport. He ejected safely, while the aircraft ran off the runway.
  • July 11, 1975. A Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I took off from Cedar Rapids to Dallas-Addison Airport in Dallas, Texas. The aircraft encountered heavy rain on short final, and attempted a go around. The plane crashed on the runway on its second attempt to land. Probable cause was wind shear or sudden windshift. All occupants survived.

General aviation

Scheduled airline traffic shares the Eastern Iowa Airport with cargo and general aviation traffic. Numerous nearby airports specialize in general aviation; the closest is Green Castle Airport.


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Form 5010 for CID PDF, effective 2012-07-26
  2. ^ "Construction Updates". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Hinman, Pam. "American Airlines to start PHX service; May is another record-breaker for CID". Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Kirchen, Rich (August 5, 1987). "Paul Manuel to Redesign Dubuque Airport Terminal". Telegraph Herald. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Allegiant Interactive Route Map". Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Flight schedules and notifications". Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b "FLIGHT SCHEDULES". Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Frontier". Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Timetable". Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA: The Eastern Iowa (CID)". Research and Innovative Technology Administration. Retrieved .

External links

Coordinates: 41°53?20.68?N 91°42?1.19?W / 41.8890778°N 91.7003306°W / 41.8890778; -91.7003306

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