PIA http://peoriapublicradio.org en Federal funding coming to Peoria International airport http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funding-coming-peoria-international-airport <p>Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos have announced federal funding for repair projects at the Peoria International Airport. &nbsp;The $1.4 million in funding is through the Department of Transportation. &nbsp;It will help repair the apron near Byerly Aviation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 03:00:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11513 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funding coming to Peoria International airport PIA experiences monthly passenger record http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pia-experiences-monthly-passenger-record <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria International Airport broke an all-time monthly record for passengers using the facility. More than 56-thousand people flew in and out of Peoria in March. Airport Director Gene Olson says the record is due to its Punta </span>Gorda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Atlanta flights as well as its connecting destinations on Delta Airlines. The last all-time monthly record was set in June 2008 when there were slightly more than 55-thousand passengers. Olson says passenger activity is up more than eight-and-a-half percent so far over last year. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:27:28 +0000 Denise Molina 4078 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PIA experiences monthly passenger record