Central Illinois Regional Airport


About CIRA (BMI)


AIRLINE SERVICE:    With daily flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul and beyond,  at affordable rates, it's no wonder that the Central Illinois Regional Airport has become one of the hottest travel gateways in the Midwest.    Flights to/from Denver on Frontier operate four times weekly and twice weekly to Orlando International beginning November 14, 2013.  Flights to/from Orlando Sanford on Allegiant operate twice weekly - Thursday and Sunday.

PARKING: We also offer FREE PARKING for all of our passengers!  As you drive toward the terminal building on the entrance road you will see signage directing you to both long term and short term parking.  Short term is two hours or less and is immediately in front of the terminal building.  Long term (anything over two hours) is immediately behind the two hour parking lot. 

You will find using our  terminal building a pleasant and enjoyable traveling experience.  A complimentary parking shuttle is available to take you from the parking lot to the terminal and back again upon your return.

American, Delta , Allegiant and Frontier all provide service to the Central Illinois Regional Airport, located two miles east of Veteran's Parkway on Route 9 in Bloomington.

We have five car rental agencies inside the terminal: Hertz, Avis,  National , Budget and Alamo are all located in the baggage claim area of the terminal building.

Tailwind Gift Shop is open in the terminal building with travel necessities, accessories, Bloomington-Normal gift items and more. 

Tailwind Bistro is now open on the second level of the gate area, formerly the vending machine location.  You can find hot sandwiches, breakfast items, coffee and a variety of beverages at this location past security.  

 For private plane enthusiasts, hangar rental, fueling, aircraft maintenance and repair services are available on-site.  Image Air provides fueling, charters, aircraft maintenance and repair services. Synergy Flight Center  is our newest FBO and also provides aircraft maintenance, management and flight training at CIRA(BMI).  


RFP for On-Site Car Rental Concessions - The Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority, owner and operator of the Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (BMI) is soliciting proposals for on-site car rental concessions for a new five year term commencing June 1, 2014. A PDF version of the RFP may be downloaded here -  CIRA_(BMI)_Car_Rental_RFP_2014.  Please note that the pre-proposal meeting has been rescheduled for April 9, 2014.

Public Act 97-0609 - Total Compensation Packages  As required under this Act, a physical copy of this information for qualifying employees may be accessed at the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority office, 3201 CIRA Drive, Suite 200, Bloomington, IL during normal business hours Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays.