PEORIA — More than 49,000 people traveled through Peoria's airport in February, marking a record for the facility.

Some 49,094 people left or arrived at Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, an increase of 3.6 percent over the previous high mark for the month of 47,385 set in 2017.

Meanwhile, airport officials are reminding people to allow a little extra time to park if they're traveling in the next few weeks.

The airport's main parking lot is already filled to capacity, ahead of the normal spring break travel season, airport director Gene Olson said in a news release.

Reaching capacity in the main lot has meant that people are being directed to the overflow lot. Olson said the airport would consider adding additional parking beyond the 3,300 spaces in the main and overflow lots in the future.

In the short term, if both lots become filled to capacity, a plan is already in place to open up additional parking space near the old terminal and along existing roads, Olson said.

“To be honest, this is a good problem to have,” Olson said in the release. “We want to be busy. It means we’re offering what our travelers need and want. We’re happy to find ways to add more parking if it means breaking another record in 2019.”