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CIRA Takes Action to Improve Financial Standing and Emergency Response

The Central Illinois Regional Airport has taken steps to improve its financial standing and to further train staff to respond to emergency situations. Airport authority officials say the airport is in better financial shape after refinancing its bonds last month. Airport authority board commissioners last month approved a bond ordinance that allowed the issuance of over $6.4M in new bonds.

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Editorial: It's Time for a Whole County to Pay CIRA Airport Tax

The Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) has resurrected its 2017 effort to expand its property tax base from Bloomington-Normal to all of McLean County. CIRA’s initial go-it-alone effort failed because it could not find a local legislator to sponsor the measure. CIRA is now collaborating on the legislative effort with regional airports in Moline and Rockford.

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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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