According to an anonymous Editorial:
It’s your fault Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) keeps losing airlines. Quit driving to Springfield, Peoria, or Chicago to fly – you are hurting the local airport.
Here’s the plan:
1) You need to fly somewhere that currently isn’t a destination from Bloomington.
2) Book a flight out of Bloomington to somewhere that does connect with where you want to go – then book another flight to the final stop.
3) Driving elsewhere is unacceptable
Econ 101: If an airline can make money flying out of Bloomington, they will fly out of Bloomington.
If the local media had bothered to investigate facts BEFORE CIRA spent tons of taxpayer money and BEFORE Peoria spent tons of taxpayer money, somebody might have discovered that 2 regional airports in the same region is one too many! We know government isn’t looking out for taxpayers, but obviously neither is the media.