ROA CURRENT CONDITIONS
Roanoke, VA
Sat, April 19, 2014
8:13 AM EST
47° F, Cloudy
ROA CURRENT WAIT TIMES / PARKING AVAILABILITY
Security Line 20 minutes
Short Term Parking Available
Long Term Parking Available
Overflow Parking Closed

Media Guide

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is committed to serving the needs of the traveling public and the mass media. The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission owns and operates the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), and offers this media guide to provide local and national media with information and assistance regarding ROA and airport tenants.

Contacting Public Information Officer at ROA:

  • Call (540)362-1999, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • After hours, on weekends or holidays, please call (540)362-1999, to speak to a public information representative.

Media Guide Information

Media Access to Public Areas
Media Access to Leased Areas
Media Access to Security Areas
Parking and Live Shots
Emergencies
Police Incidents
Weather and Delays
Communications with Air Carriers, Government Agencies and Tenants
Commercial Filming

Media Access to Public Areas
Members of the media are welcome in public areas, including the airport’s ticketing lobby, baggage claim, and the upper level public area prior to security screening. Media are advised that there may be no filming of the actual security screening process.

Prior to filming at the airport, taking still photos, or conducting interviews, all media should contact a Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Public Information representative for information and assistance prior to arrival at the Airport.

The media shall not block or restrict movement anywhere on the roadways, in front of or inside the terminal. In particular, the concourse entrance and exit should not be obstructed. When conducting interviews, the media must not interfere with airport or airline operations or the movement of travelers.

Media Access to Leased Areas
The areas that are leased by the airlines, including ticket counters, gate areas/waiting areas, private offices, and leased to other tenants, such as rental car agencies, restaurant and retail operators, are under the sole authority and control of individual Tenants. Media access to leased areas must be specifically approved by the appropriate businesses on a case-by-case basis.

Media Access to Security Areas
Media members are advised that the areas inside the perimeter fence are security areas and no member of the media may enter such areas or remain within the fenceline unless continuously escorted by a properly badged and authorized employee of the Commission. Such access shall be provided only for unusual circumstances and/or events. In addition, on rare occasions, with advanced notice and approval, media members may be permitted to enter the Concourse sterile area, provided that the proper documentation is provided to TSA for review and the media personnel submit to a full screening of their person and their equipment.

Violations of security area restrictions may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties.

Parking and Live Shots
Media personnel with clearly-identified company vehicles or television trucks providing a live shot or satellite feed may park in the designated Commission parking space west of the passenger terminal building. Satellite trucks must heed overhead clearance restrictions. As noted above, all media should contact Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Public Information Office for information and assistance prior to arrival at the Airport. Unmarked and personal vehicles must use public parking areas.

Emergencies
In the event of a serious incident or emergency, a staging area for media will be established by the Commission. Media will be notified via telephone, e-mail, facsimile, and/or the Commission’s Internet web site of the location of the staging area.

No access to any accident site will be provided prior to the Commission determining that the site is safe, the incident controlled and all rescue and recovery personnel are clear of the area; other issues may prevent any access to the site. Updates will be provided by the Commission as information becomes available.

Police Incidents
In the event of a criminal investigation coordination of media activity will be a responsibility of the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission’s Public Information Officer. Filming of crime, accident or incident scenes or other investigative events on airport property will be controlled by the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission.

Weather and Delays
Atmospheric conditions, navigational equipment, aircraft equipment, pilot qualifications, aircraft de-icing, ground movement, and terminal gate availability all impact decisions to have flights delayed, cancelled, or re-routed to or from other airports. Since Airlines, FAA Air Traffic Control, and/or pilots determine whether to delay, cancel or re-route flights, inquiries about the number of impacted flights and passengers should be directed to individual airlines.

Adverse weather conditions frequently can affect airport and airline operations due to hazardous airfield conditions, low visibility, high winds or other conditions. The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport terminal building does not close due to most inclement weather conditions; however, aircraft operations may be stopped, reduced in number or delayed until conditions return to normal and safe flights can be more readily assured.

Please note that flights to and from Roanoke may be delayed or canceled due to weather at the origin, destination or en route cities.

Communications with Air Carriers, Government Agencies and Tenants
Local managers generally defer media questions to corporate communications desks located at headquarters or major focus cities. Contact information for the FAA, TSA and the corporate communications group at respective airlines are typically noted on individual websites.

Commercial Filming and Photography
See Business and Activities.
 

Flight Schedule

ROA to Washington, DC (IAD) $161 Roundtrip

Airline:United Seats:Seats are not available on all flights or all dates of travel. You may need to have flexible travel dates to find this fare. Fares for travel on holidays may be higher.Available:Mon-Tue & Fri-SatTravel Ending:Tuesday, 15 April 2014 More Details:Nonstop; Travel this weekend Our Notes:Depart*: Friday (after 7:00 pm) or Saturday - April 11 or 12 Return*: Monday or Tuesday - April 14 or 15 *Travel dates are subject to availability and may not be offered on both outbound and return dates.Find this Fare:Found using flexible dates.CheapAir.com, United All mandatory taxes/fees are included in the price. Tax-inclusive fare may be a few dollars higher or lower depending on the airport you connect through, if any. Baggage fees, if applicable, and other optional fees are not included. Our Dealhounds found this airfare using flexible date search. This means we searched a range of dates to find you the best price.

ROA to Orlando, FL (SFB) $118 Roundtrip

Airline: Allegiant Seats:Seats are not available on all flights or all dates of travel. You may need to have flexible travel dates to find this fare. Fares for travel on holidays may be higher.More Details:Non-Stop Flights, No min. stay, Fare can be bought one-way for half the lowest roundtrip price Our Notes:Travel select dates in the spring. Some isolated lower one-way fares may be available.This is a fare from Allegiant. Visit allegiantair.com to find this fare.Bag fees (including carry on bags that exceed 7x15x16 inches) and seat selection are extra. Found using flexible dates.Allegiant Air All mandatory taxes/fees are included in the price. Tax-inclusive fare may be a few dollars higher or lower depending on the airport you connect through, if any. Baggage fees, if applicable, and other optional fees are not included. Our Dealhounds found this airfare using flexible date search. This means we searched a range of dates to find you the best price

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport • 5202 Aviation Drive, N.W., Roanoke, VA 24012 • (540) 362-1999