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Headline- Waterloo American Airlines provided notice to Waterloo city and airport officials that its twice-daily scheduled service from Waterloo to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport would
resume on May 3.

The airline serving the Waterloo Regional Airport will continue to do so for another two years, officials confirmed.

DES MOINES - Iowans planning to fly may need to get a new driver's license.

WATERLOO - One of the few B-17 Flying Fortresses still flying landed in Waterloo Monday as part of the Wings Of Freedom tour.

Waterloo fights FAA air traffic control plans

WATERLOO - City leaders plan to fight a proposal to shift some Waterloo Regional Airport air traffic control duties to Des Moines....

Cedar Valley veterans visit memorials in DC on 22nd Honor Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Korean War veteran Edward Johnson has been to the war memorials in Washington, D.C., before....

Waterloo completes airport parking upgrade

WATERLOO - Parking improvements have been made at the Waterloo Regional Airport. City officials said new Parking Access and....

Cedar Valley veterans visit memorials in DC on 21st Honor Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When Bill Herdahl is asked how many times he's flown on a plane, he responds with an old U.S. Army Airborne joke....

Cedar Valley Honor Flight will fly again in 2018

WATERLOO - You might say Cedar Valley Honor Flight is going "24/7" in 2018...

American Airlines to Continue Serving Waterloo Airport

WATERLOO - American Airlines will continue to serve the Waterloo Regional Airport for at least two more years....

Major Waterloo airport project takes off

WATERLOO - The Waterloo Regional Airport is undertaking its largest construction project in more than a decade...

Waterloo airport widely used by mutiple counties, states

WATERLOO - Recently staff at the Waterloo Regional Airport concluded a four-month survey of vehicles in the airport parking lot. The May through August survey results reflected license plates from 52 of Iowa's 99 counties and 31 different states.

Honor Flight: Vietnam veteran takes first plane ride since 1966

WASHINGTON, D.C. - John Brandt got a window seat. And that's a good thing.

The 74-year-old, and participant in the 19th Sullivan-Hartogh-Davis Cedar Valley Honor Flight out of Waterloo Regional Airport, showed a childlike fascination with what he saw outside his window. He leaned forward, his nose almost touching the window and a plastic cup full of Coke in his hand, and pointed out landmarks below to his "guardian" Bridget Matthias.

Waterloo drill simulates air disaster

WATERLOO - A score of volunteers sat in the terminal at the Waterloo Regional Airport as Airport Director Keith Kaspari told them about the injuries they were about to endure Wednesday.

TSA announces new equipment at Waterloo airport

Travelers through Waterloo Regional Airport will be greeted with new security equipment that should make their screening process quicker and easier.

The advanced imaging technology unit was installed at the Waterloo airport and put into use Wednesday. Many major airports across the nation already have the new technology, and now the U.S Transportation Security Administration is bringing it to regional airports as well.

Taking to the skies

More people took to the skies through the Waterloo Regional Airport last year, and flights at the airport saw an increase in reliability.

"Local and area air passengers are becoming more aware that flying out of Waterloo saves money as they do not have to pay for an added fuel expense and the higher cost of vehicle parking," said Airport Director Keith Kaspari when the numbers were released as part of the airport's End of Year report in early February.

The airport totaled 25,322 outbound passengers in 2016, which was an increase of 338 passengers over 2015. It was the highest annual passenger total since 2008 and marked the second year in a row ridership averaged more than 2,000 passengers a month.

Survey shows Waterloo airfares are competitive

City officials are touting a new survey showing the Waterloo Regional Airport's leisure travel fares compete well with Iowa's two largest airports.

Airport Director Keith Kaspari cited the January 2017 air fare comparison completed by the Iowa Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation, which covered leisure, business and walk-up fares to a dozen U.S. destinations.

"When calculating the cost of a passenger's time, wear and tear on their vehicle, the cost of fuel round trip, traffic delays, the time to find and the higher daily cost of parking, getting checked into their flight, moving through longer security lines and oftentimes adverse winter weather, flying ALO is cost-effective and convenient," Kaspari said.