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Waterloo Airport running closer to on-time

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- After city and county leaders demanded improvement, the Waterloo Regional Airport is again flying high.

The airport says it had an on-time performance of 93% in October. A big turnaround from a low of 30% on-time flights this past February.

Cedar Valley leaders called for increased flights and maybe a second airline a year ago amid a rash of cancellations. The Waterloo Regional Airport Director credits Northwest Airlines for the turnaround.

93% makes Waterloo the best on-time airports in Iowa. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the Eastern Iowa Airport is second at just over 90%, followed by Dubuque and Des Moines, with the Quad Cities airport still at a respectable 87%.

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