Central Illinois Regional Airport

2010 a Record Year for Passengers at CIRA

Central Illinois Regional Airport Serves More Passengers than ever in 2010


( Bloomington , IL , January 14, 2011)… Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal has once again broken all previous passenger traffic records with its total number of passengers in 2010.  The year ended with 559,481 total passengers flying to and from CIRA, a 12.9% increase from 2009’s total passenger traffic and a 5.0% increase over the former record year in 2008.  

“While this news indicates an excellent rebound from 2009, the more important indication is the steady strength of CIRA’s passenger traffic growth in recent years.  This is the seventh increase of the last eight years and the third record year of the last four years.”, said Paul Harmon , Chairman of the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority. “Preliminary projections indicate that nationally passenger traffic finished 2010 with an approximate 2.0% increase which further highlights the strength of CIRA’s 12.9% increase.” 

  Central Illinois Regional Airport offers daily service on AirTran Airways, American and Delta Airlines to their hubs in Atlanta , Chicago , Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit and Minneapolis . AirTran Airways also offers nonstop flights to Orlando four times weekly and will begin nonstop service to Ft. Myers, Florida four times weekly on February 18, 2011. CIRA passengers enjoy free parking, convenient access and the lowest average fares in Illinois outside of Chicago Midway. For more info rmation visit www.cira.com.##


For more information:    Fran Strebing, Deputy Director, Marketing, Central Illinois Regional Airport (309) 663-7384, fran@cira.com