Peoria International Airport (PIA)

Annual Passengers: 638,378

Airlines: Allegiant, American, United

Peoria International Airport (PIA)
Peoria International Airport (PIA)
Peoria International Airport (PIA)
Economic Impact
General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) serves as both a commercial service and military airport in central Illinois, conveniently situated five miles west of the City of Peoria. Operated by the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria, PIA stands out as one of the busiest airports in Illinois, facilitating travel for both business and leisure purposes. PIA Airport accommodates diverse military activities, including those of the Peoria Air National Guard, as well as aerial inspection, government operations, aircraft flight testing, and aerial photography.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, PIA has impacted the region’s economy by $575.7 million.

Major Employers

  • Advanced Technology Services, Inc.
  • Bradley University
  • Carle
  • Caterpillar
  • City of Peoria
  • Eaton
  • Illinois Central College
  • Liberty Steel and Wire
  • OSF Healthcare
  • Peoria County
  • Peoria Public Schools
  • Pekin Insurance
  • USPS

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