A local airport had the busiest month on record back in June.
Peoria International Airport had a record of 64,784 passengers traveling through the airport last month, which is a 3.4% increase over the airport’s prior best month in March.
PIA’s overall passenger count is also currently tracking 6% higher than the airport’s best year ever, which was 2015 when the airport saw a total of 641,671 passengers.
“This is great news, not just for the airport, but for our community as a whole,” says Director of Airports Gene Olson. “Continuing this trend will send a strong message to our airline partners that PIA is an airport worthy of additional flights and new routes.”
A recent market analysis shows that PIA captures 58% of the air travel within a 25 to 40 mile radius. Of the 42% choosing another airport, 33% go with O’Hare International Airport.