Spring break helped make March a record setting month for Peoria’s General Wayne Downing International Airport. The airport saw 60,750 passengers pass through the gates, the largest monthly number on record.
The number of people flying in and out of the Peoria International Airport hit a record for July. More than 54-thousand passengers used the facility last month. That beats the old record set in July 2012 by about 70 people.
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 Gorda 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.