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Things are taking off in Peoria!

At the Peoria International Airport, we're constantly working to improve our services. And, as the following articles show, our hard work is paying off. It really is a great time to fly Peoria.

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Disaster Drill

Apr 11, 2014—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) will conduct a disaster exercise for the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport on Saturday April 12, 2014…

Karen Jensen Named Airport Authority Board Chair

Feb 28, 2014—The Board of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria names Karen Jensen as its Chair. Jensen is the first female appointed to the position …

PIA Tops Passenger Record Set In 2012 And Sets New December Record

Jan 16, 2014—Officials from the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) are pleased to announce that 2013 was once again a record breaking year for passengers departing and arriving at the facility…

Holiday Travel Tips from PIA

Dec 22, 2013—The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) is pleased to provide travelers with the following tips for flying during this busy holiday season…

Allegiant Air To Host Toy/Gift Drive for Make-A-Wish® Illinois

Dec 06, 2013—Allegiant Air will be hosting a toy/gift card drive to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the HyVee Grocery Store in the Sheridan Village Shopping Center.…

Travel Experience Improves At PIA

Nov 01, 2013—A new “Fast Lane” with expedited screening is in service for certain prequalified air travelers, including those that have signed up for TSA’s “Precheck” or US Customs and Border Protection’s “Global Entry” programs…

PIA Award Winning Terminal

Sep 24, 2013—The Illinois Public Airports Association has named the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport as the 2013 recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award. The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria received this award in recognition of the successful new terminal opened in 2011 and the record levels of passenger activity that the terminal has helped to generate…

Peoria International Airport receiving $1.4 million in funding

Sep 05, 2013—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Thursday that the Peoria International Airport is receiving $1.4 million in funding.…

PIA Sets New Passenger Record for 2012

Jan 16, 2013—The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport set a new record for the number of passengers departing and arriving at the facility during the course of a year…

PIA Breaks Third Straight Monthly Passenger Record

Nov 02, 2012—For the third straight month, The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport has established a new record for the number of passengers departing and arriving…

PIA Breaks Monthly Passenger Record

Aug 14, 2012—The airline passenger count for July 2012 was 54,073, breaking a record that has stood since 2008…

PIA Announces Impressive Year To Date Usage

Apr 19, 2012—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) released year to date usage reports for March and is pleased to report a significant increase…

Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low Cost Flights Between Peoria And The Southwest Florida Coast

Apr 10, 2012—Allegiant today announces new, nonstop jet service between Peoria, Ill. and Southwest Florida, via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), will begin June 28, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $74.99* one way.…

PIA Announces Program To Reward Loyal Customers

Apr 06, 2012—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) is pleased to introduce the PIA Rewards Program, a free program that rewards travelers who frequently utilize the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport…

Terminal Demo Project Changes Traffic Flow

Feb 09, 2012—The demolition project at the Peoria International Airport will result in traffic changes along airport entrance roadways…

Old Terminal Demolition—Traffic Patterns Changing

Dec 07, 2011—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria provides notice that demolition of the Old Terminal at the Airport will change parking and vehicle traffic…

Airport Authority Announces New Delta Service to Atlanta

Nov 18, 2011—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria announced that Delta Air Lines will launch new nonstop daily service to Atlanta…

TSA Upgrades Screening Equipment at Peoria International Airport

Oct 06, 2011—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) is pleased to announce the Transportation Security Administration is upgrading the passenger screening equipment it will use at the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport…

Central Illinois Ushers In a New Era In Air Travel

Apr 27, 2011—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) is pleased to announce the completion of the $65 million General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport new terminal…

Traffic Flow Changes to Come with New Terminal Opening

Apr 22, 2011—There will be changes to traffic flow on the airport grounds starting April 27, 2011…

Construction Progress Requires Parking/Roadway Changes

Jun 25, 2010—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) would like to announce changes to the parking lot and roadways related to construction of the new terminal building…

PIA Announces Parking and Traffic Flow Changes

Apr 11, 2010—Beginning Monday, April 12, 2010 the Lower Level Terminal Road will be reduced to one lane…

Delta Upgrades Aircraft to CRJ’s at Peoria International Airport

Mar 05, 2010—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) is pleased to announce that Delta Airlines is upgrading its aircraft to the Bombardier CRJ200…

PIA Upper Service Road Construction Begins

Feb 22, 2010—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) announced today that updates to the lower service drive are complete. As of today, work has begun on the upper service drive…

Form Meets Function at Peoria International Airport

Aug 26, 2009—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) held its topping out ceremony for the new General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) terminal construction project…

PIA Announces Parking and Traffic Flow Changes

Jul 10, 2009—The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria announces several parking/traffic flow changes that will assist with new the terminal construction process…

Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria appoints new Director of Airports

May 22, 2009—The MAAP has appointed a new Director of Airports. At its meeting Monday afternoon, the MAAP announced the appointment of Gene N. Olson as its new Director of Airports beginning on June 15th…

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