Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Thu January 16, 2014
PIA reports record passenger traffic
Airport Director Gene Olson says the biggest gains were in passengers utilizing service to Atlanta, Georgia. Flights to Florida also performed well. He says continued growth in passenger traffic is beneficial for the airport.
“The biggest benefit is that when the airlines see people using the service that we have, it makes it much more certain that we’re going to retain that service as well as gives us a lot better chance at obtaining new service in the future.”
Olson says the airport also set a monthly record in December for passenger traffic with more than 48-thousand people flying in and out of the facility.