Current News Items

  • International Terminal Project Changes Traffic Flow Jan 16, 2015 Peoria, IL - The International Building construction project at the Peoria International Airport will result in traffic changes along airport entrance roadways, beginning Tuesday or Wednesday of next ...
  • Peoria International Airport Sets Third Yearly Passenger Record Jan 15, 2015 Peoria, IL – The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria InternationalAirport (PIA) hosted 639,320 passengers during 2014, a new all-time high for the Airport. This is the third consecutive annual passe...
  • Larger Jets Taking Off from Peoria International Airport to Dallas Jan 13, 2015 Peoria,IL – The Peoria International Airport (PIA) has worked with American Airlinesto secure larger jets for its Peoria-based flights to Dallas, Texas.  American Eagle Airlines, the region...
  • Holiday Travel Tips from PIA Dec 18, 2014 Peoria,IL — Thank you for choosing the General Wayne A. Downing, Peoria InternationalAirport. Here are some handy tips to help make your holiday travel easy andconvenient. ARRIVE EARLY.  W...
  • PIA ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE TO HOUSTON Dec 08, 2014 Peoria, IL - The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (MAAP) announced Mondaythat United Airlines will launch new nonstop daily United Express service to Houston,Texas beginning in early March, 20...
  • Orlando-Sanford Cleared for Take Off from Peoria International Airport Nov 14, 2014 Peoria, IL – Today, at 9:35am, Allegiant Flight #711 departed the Peoria International Airport (PIA) as the inaugural direct flight to Orlando-Sanford (SFB).   The passengers on this f...
  • Growth Continues at Peoria International Airport Oct 16, 2014                 Seventh consecutive record month in the history books. Peoria, IL – In 7 of the first 9 months of 2014...
  • PIA will welcome Easter Seals "Wings for Autism" Sep 15, 2014 On Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 7:30am-8:45am, the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport will welcome Easter Seals and the "Wings for Autism" program.  Going to the airport and f...
  • "It's a Small, Small World" | InterBusiness Issues Globalization Edition 2014 Sep 11, 2014 “It’s a small world after all; it’s a small, small world.”   Much like the iconic theme park ride in which you can experience many diversecultures from across the globe i...
  • Six Record Setting Months at PIA Sep 10, 2014 Peoria, IL – The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA), has logged its sixth consecutive month of record high passenger numbers for the year. August brought 55,856 tra...
  • New Non-Stop Flights to Orlando coming to PIA Aug 20, 2014 Peoria, IL – Allegiant is expanding its rapidly growing low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline service at the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria InternationalAirport (PIA).  Nons...
  • Passenger Numbers Continue to Soar at PIA Jul 18, 2014 Peoria, IL – The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA), an industry leader in travel for Central Illinois, has recorded the highest monthly passenger count in its history w...
  • EASY AS PIA Jul 15, 2014 Peoria, IL – The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, a travel leader in downstate Illinois, has announced a revamped and reenergized website at FLYPIA.com.  The new and i...
  • PIA Continues To Break Records Jun 09, 2014 Peoria, IL—The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport continues its record-setting pace for passenger air service. April and May of 2014 brought an airline passenger total of 112,...
  • Gen. Downing-Peoria International Airport Roadway Improvements Jun 03, 2014 Peoria, IL—As we continue to develop and improve the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, please use caution when driving into the parking lot. The Airport Authority has severa...
  • PIA Breaks All-Time Monthly Record Apr 21, 2014 Peoria, IL—March of 2014 ranked as the month with the highest passenger count ever experienced at The General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. A total of 59,021 passengers traveled...
  • General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Disaster Drill Apr 11, 2014 Peoria, IL—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. The exe...
  • Karen Jensen Named Airport Authority Board Chair Feb 25, 2014 Peoria IL—The Board of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria has named Karen Jensen as its Chair. Jensen, who has served as a Commissioner on the Board since 2010, is the first female app...
  • PIA Tops Passenger Record Set In 2012 And Sets New December Record Jan 16, 2014 Peoria, IL—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 arr...

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