Director of Airports Gene Olson

The Peoria International Airport is continuing to set new passenger records this year. 

Peoria International Airport shattered another of its own records in May.

The airport saw nearly 62,000 passengers. That’s more than any previous May in the airport’s history, and also marks its third-busiest month ever.

Director of Airports Gene Olson explained what he believes is behind the recent high volume of flyers choosing Peoria. 

The Peoria International Airport's record-breaking passenger trend continues.

Peoria International Airport set a passenger record in 2018. General Wayne A. Downing officials say 672,594 passengers traveled through the airport, a six-percent jump from 2017.

PIA Reopens After Security Breach

Feb 17, 2018
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria International Airport terminal is reopened.

The airport was closed this morning for commercial flights. Incoming airport traffic was also stopped and diverted at Dirksen Parkway.

A statement from Airport Director Gene Olson and staff around 5:00 a.m.: