DBQ is too small of a market to warrant anymore service. As a previous writer stated, passengers tend to drive to MLI, MSN
, or CID
. The road to MLI is better and its not more than 90 minutes. Dubuque County's population in 2004 was only estimated at 90,000. Ozark once served this airport with DC-9's to ORD
before deregulation, and was the airport's only carrier for over 25 years. Prior to that Braniff flew the route between CHI and FSD
, MCW, ALO, DBQ, and RFD.