The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA), has logged its sixth consecutive month of record high passenger numbers for the year. August brought 55,856 travelers through PIA’s terminal, a 7% increase from the same month in 2013. Similar records were set at PIA in March, April, May, June and July of 2014.
“The steady and sustained passenger growth shows that demand is increasing for air travel at PIA. The Peoria International Airport continues to serve as the preferred choice for Central Illinois travelers, and beyond,” said Gene Olson, Director of Airports. “We have a top-notch facilities, competitive fares, expanded free parking, and great nonstop service. We are continuously looking for ways to make our patrons’ travel experience even better, and we are looking forward to continuing to develop and serve the region in the best ways possible,” added Olson.
June 2014 had the highest passenger count in the Airport’s history. Thus far in 2014, PIA has seen more than 429,000 travelers.
In August, PIA acquired its eleventh non-stop destination with the addition of Allegiant to Orlando-Sanford. Travelers are enjoying the comfortable and friendly environment and the ease of travel at the Peoria International Airport. The Airport is also easily accessible prior to arrival; online with a newly redesigned website at FLYPIA.com and on Facebook and Twitter. The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport was named Primary Airport of the Year for 2014 by the Illinois Department of Transportation.