The month of March is the best month ever for the Peoria International Airport.
A total of 56,145 passengers flew to and from Peoria last month, surpassing the old record high of 55,189 passengers in June of 2008.
"The region's support of our new direct route to Florida on Allegiant, as well as access to Atlanta and its many connecting destinations on Delta have helped us achieve this success," says Airport Director Gene Olson.
March is when area school districts, colleges and universities have Spring Break, and Olson says the airport saw correspondingly large numbers of people using the airport last month.
Olson goes on to say passenger is activity for 2013 is already 8.5 percent above last year's record pace.