PIA Posts March Record!

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Peoria Int’l Airport posted an all-time passenger record in March 2017.

This as expected, since March is ski season, and Spring Break for college students. According to a press release from April 13, 61,199 passengers were handled last month. This figure not only beat previous March tallies, but the airport’s all-time record of 61,156 passengers in a single month, July 2015.

New service by American Eagle to Charlotte and that carrier’s deployment of larger jets to Dallas/Ft. Worth are also cited for the record traffic. For the year, business is up 8,250 passengers,or 5.5 percent, over 2016. If the trend continues, 2017 should be another record year.

– David P. Jordan

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