Travel Bloomington Airport To Get $4.6 Million From Coronavirus Rescue Bill By Ryan Denham • Apr 14, 2020 Staff / WGLT UPDATED 8:15 a.m. | Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington will receive $4.6 million from the coronavirus rescue package to help recover from the pandemic, the FAA announced Tuesday. Allegiant Adds CIRA Flights To Florida Panhandle By Jolie Sherman • Feb 11, 2020 Jolie Sherman / WGLT Allegiant will add its third nonstop route to Florida from Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) in Bloomington starting this summer, officials said Tuesday. Real ID Finally Comes To Illinois By Brian Mackey • Mar 28, 2019 Illinoisans can now get driver’s licenses and state ID cards that comply with Real ID, the strict federal security requirements that will soon be needed for air travel. CIRA, Community Help Federal Employees: Back To Work But Not Out Of Woods By Charlie Schlenker • Jan 31, 2019 Phil Roeder / Flickr With paychecks for federal workers in Bloomington-Normal still lagging, the Central Illinois Regional Airport has opened a food pantry and support center. CIRA Looks To Customs Service, Freight As Passenger Traffic Dips By Ryan Denham • Mar 14, 2018 Colleen Reynolds / WGLT A decline in business travel and increased low-fare competition from Chicago’s O’Hare airport were among the factors that drove down passenger traffic at Bloomington’s Central Illinois Regional Airport in 2017.