Posts tagged Business
With Programs on the Line, CIRA Lobbies for Funding in Washington

Last week’s One Voice Task Force sent a delegation to Washington DC, including Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) representatives lobbying Congress and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The group sought government support for three key issues: FAA reauthorization, contract tower funding and an increase in passenger facility charges (PFCs).

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As Passenger Traffic Continues to Slide, CIRA Seeking Logistics Companies to Boost Activity

As passenger traffic continues to decline at the Central Illinois Regional Airport, airport officials are rethinking their economic development strategy in 2018.Enplanements (or the number of passengers boarding flights at the airport) have been on the decline at CIRA for years, dropping a third from 2011 to 2016. The past year was no exception, with a 12% drop from 2016 to 2017.   

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