Bloomington Central Illinois Regional Airport - also referred to as CIRA -
is 'in the heart of' the State of Illinois, with easy access. It has recently received from the State the 'Primary Airport of the Year' award.
The Airport is is only two miles east of Veteran's Parkway on Route 9 in the city of Bloomington, and can be reached directly from I-55 (Exit 167), and indirectly from I-39 and I-74.
With an estimated 580,000 passengers annually, CIRA Airport is offering direct flights to US cities, with connections around the globe.
The passenger terminal at Central Illinois Regional Airport
is divided on the ground level between the Arrivals area to the left (with baggage area and rental car counters) and the Departures area to the right (with airline ticketing & check-in desks).
The concourse offers some concessions, followed by the security checkpoint and gates 1 through 4.
The Mezzanine level houses conference rooms, airport & rental offices, and gates 5 through 9.
Other services and amenities
inside the passenger terminal include free wireless internet access throughout the building, several retail shops, food & drink (available pre- and post-security, with new full-service restaurant, coffee shop & bar); business & conference centers, rental car counters and a VIP lounge.
Current airlines serving the terminal:
Allegiant - tel. 702-505-888,
American - tel. 800-433-7300,
Delta tel. - 800-221-1212 .
with shuttle service is free.
While there are only on-airport rental cars & taxis available, in-town transportation can be accessed by the following transport agencies:
- Bus Service from Bloomington-Normal
is available by Burlington Trailways, Greyhound Bus, Megabus & Peoria Charter Coach offering daily routes.
- Connect Transit
is Bloomington-Normal's primary public transport agent, with 11 routes covering that community. (visit: connect-transit.com).
-stops at Bloomington-Normal (BNL) station at E. Parkinson Street - a few steps from 'Uptown Normal'. Both the Illinois & Texas Eagle serve this station. (call 1-800-872-7245 or visit: Amtrak.com).
NOTE: The recently acquired federal grant of over $1.1M is aimed toward rehabilitation of current airfield vehicle service road.