BUSIEST YEAR YET AT CIRA
Breaks another Record for Passenger Traffic
BLOOMINGTON, IL (January 16, 2012) …For the fifth time
in six years Central Illinois Regional Airport at
Bloomington-Normal (CIRA) can look back on the busiest year in its history as
2011 passenger traffic surpassed 2010’s record breaking numbers. A total of
579,265 passengers flew in and out of CIRA in 2011, a 3.5% increase from the
“We continue to be grateful to the central
traveling community for recognizing the value, the convenience and the service
offered at CIRA by choosing this airport for their travel needs.” said
, Chairman of the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority.
“Without question, the economic strength and vitality of the region,
the location of the airport at the crossroads of major interstates and highways,
and the free parking and service offered at CIRA have contributed to this record
breaking result for 2011.”
One of the fastest growing non-hub airports in the
in the 1990’s,
at Bloomington-Normal opened its new terminal in November of 2001.
CIRA enjoyed increases in passenger traffic eight out of the last nine
In 2011, the
airport also earned the
of the Year Award from the Illinois Department of Transportation Division of
Aeronautics and repeated its 2010 perfect score from the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) on its annual certification and safety inspection.
Preparing for the future, CIRA’s 2012 plans include a new in-line baggage
screening facility and new boarding bridges to enhance the customer experience.
Olson Executive Director, Central Illinois Regional
Airport 309-663-7384 firstname.lastname@example.org