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FAA Announces Grant for New Control Tower at PIA

07/07/2022

Peoria, IL – The US Department of Transportation today announced a grant of $15 million under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to begin construction of a replacement Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. The existing ATCT is co-located with the old terminal which opened in […]

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2021 | By the Numbers

02/14/2022

Located 7 miles West of Downtown Peoria, Peoria International Airport is a small-hub airport that served over 480,006 passengers in 2021. Passengers Number of Passengers: 480,006 in 2021 / 326,861 in 2020 / 689,416 in 2019Air Freight Weight: 20 million pounds in 2021Commercial Flights Scheduled: 7,023Aircraft Landings and Take-Offs: 44,801 Flights Most Flown American Flight: […]

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TSA PreCheck

07/21/2021

August 16-20 9:00am – 12:00; 1:00pm – 5:00pm HOW TO SIGN UP FOR TSA PRE✓: Visit the TSA Pre✓ enrollment website and click the “Start Application Now” button. Read the instructions on the next page and click “Apply Now” to begin the application. Fill out your information in the first form. Make sure to fill out at […]

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REAL ID Extended

04/28/2021

Deadline extended to May 3, 2023. Plan ahead. Get the facts.

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PIA Vegas Giveaway!

04/19/2021

Listen to 98.5 KISS FM and 99.9 WWCT for instructions on how to enter and win!

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COVID-19 Information

02/02/2021

The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria, which operates and manages General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) and Mt. Hawley Airport (3MY), is following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Peoria County Health Department (PCHD) as well as our airlines and tenants to help […]

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PIA adds new nonstop flights to Nashville (BNA)

01/30/2020

Starting in June, the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) will offer nonstop service to Nashville! “We are very excited about this new opportunity to connect Central Illinois travelers to another signature destination with Allegiant.  In addition to the leisure focus, Nashville is also a popular business destination for the Peoria Area.  We […]

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2019 A Record Setting Year for PIA

01/30/2020

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport finished the year with two more records!  Reporting a record high December with 56,328 passengers the airport culminated 2019 with an all-time yearly high of 689,416 passengers. After setting monthly records in February, March, April, May, June, July, August and December PIA finished 2.5% over 2018 (672,594), with […]

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Tour of the new terminal and discussion with Gene Olson

12/23/2010

A video tour conducted by Tyler Setchell, Airport Operations Director, of the new terminal at the Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, and studio discussion with the Director of Airports on possible new destinations, full body scanners, the old terminal, etc.

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