Data from aviation consultants ICF Inc. said Peoria had a growth rate of 28.7 percent over the past two years. Only Destin, Fla. and Asheville, N.C. grew more quickly.
Peoria airport director Gene Olson said his airport was ranked third in capacity for small airports with between 5,000 and 25,000 seats. Over the last two years, seats were added on flights to and from Dallas, Charlotte, and Destin.
Air traffic to Destin and Asheville is largely driven by tourism, Bloomberg said. Peoria has a flight to Destin.