The Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) is an FAA Non-Hub and Primary Commercial Service Airport serving the cities of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and a 10-County market area that has a Metropolitan Service Area (MSA) of 162,435.

Waterloo’s tenant airline, American Airlines provides daily round-trip service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for connecting flights to over 700 cities worldwide.

The Waterloo Regional Airport was named by Business View Publishing as Best of US Airports, 2023.  View that article here.

Waterloo Regional Airport has an FAA owned and operated Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) that operates daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, and General Aviation Terminal Facility (GA Facilities) to accommodate the General, Sport, Recreational, Business and Corporate Aviation segments to include aircraft hangar storage, aircraft rentals, flight instruction and a Full-Service Fixed Base Operator (FBO), Livingston Aviation.

An Airport Advisory Board consisting of seven (7) members who are appointed by the Mayor of Waterloo and approved by the Waterloo City Council.  Combined with two Mayor appointed City Council Liaisons, the Airport Board provides advisory guidance to the Airport Staff for the day-to-day operation of the airport.

The Waterloo Regional Airport has over 70 based aircraft, and totals of 20,000 annual air traffic operations.

 The Waterloo Regional Airport, it’s airport and off-airport tenants, supports the following economic benefits:

·        533 direct and non-direct jobs;
·        $14.7M in annual payroll; and,
·        $64.3M ion annual economic activity or output.

The airport has an annual operating budget of over $1,000,000, and a 5-Year Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) totaling approximately $22,000,000 as forecasted for future airfield development.  Today, the Airport is financially self-sufficient, and funds its capital projects via federal grants received by the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), and matched at 10% by Passenger Facility Funds (PFC).

The airport, as a Public Use Airport, under the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport System (NPIAS) , combined with both FAA and State of Iowa Airport Operating Certificates, the airfield is open 24-Hours per day and 7-days per week to allow for 7 / 24 / 365 access for both emergency and non-emergency scheduled aircraft operations.

Pending the flight schedule, the airline passenger terminal building is open by 6 A.M. to accommodate passengers checking-in.

Pending the time of the last scheduled arrival of airline flights, the terminal building is secured for the business day no later than 10:00 p.m. or before, again, pending the last scheduled arrival of the business day.

If you need additional information, you can contact Airport Staff at:   319-291-4483, M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..  For aircraft fueling, aircraft maintenance and related pilot and aircraft services, please call Livingston Aviation:  319-234-1783.

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