2018 marks the best year of passenger traffic since 2007

Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow at ROA

December traffic increased 4.5% year over year at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport as 2018 continues the trend of strong traffic

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Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow at ROA

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport continues to see 2018 traffic increase with September traffic up 5.0% on a year over year basis. September 2018 saw 52,860 passengers fly via ROA compared to 50,313 in September of 2017 an increase of 2,547 passengers.

Strong community support, an improved regional economy and airline operational reliability have all played roles in the continuation of

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Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Continues Art in the Airport Program

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce the fifth installment of the Art in the Airport program. The program features local artists and provides them exposure to over 1,000,000 annual visitors to the airport.  This quarter the works explore summer in the region.  

“The art initiative is a great way to feature

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Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow at ROA

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport continues to see 2018 traffic increase with May traffic up 13.9% on a year over year basis. May 2018 saw 61,261 passengers fly via ROA compared to 53,772 in May of 2017 an increase of 7,489 passengers.

Strong community support and improved airline operational reliability have all played roles in the continuation of sustained passenger growth, which began in

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Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow at ROA

Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow at ROA

April traffic was up 10.6% year over year at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport as 2018 continues trend of strong traffic growth.

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Construction Impacts Parking Accessibility for Customers

Beginning today, the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is announcing changes to short term parking lot accessibility.  As normal, customers will be able to enter the short term parking lot from the east and west ends of the lot.  However, accessibility in crossing over the sidewalk from east to west parking lots and vice versa is ending with the continued construction of

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2017 Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow at ROA in August

August traffic was up 3.5% year over year at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

Roanoke VA., September 25, 2017 – August saw the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport post a 3.5% increase in passengers on a year over year basis. Year to date traffic at the airport has

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Parking Lot Reconfiguration for Walkway Canopy Project

In preparation for installation of the Walkway Canopy, Portions of the Long Term Parking Lot will be closed.

Beginning the week of August 14 the South East portion of the Long Term Parking Lot will be closed for the construction of the Walkway Canopy Project. The Walkway Canopy will provide

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Airport Swears in Captains of Public Safety Today

Today the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission will swear in two Captains in the Public Safety Department at 12:30 p.m. at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.  This is part of an ongoing process in developing a fully staffed department responsible for maintaining public safety and offering firefighting and EMS services.

The two employees being sworn in today have diverse experience in law

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Passenger Growth Continues at ROA in 2017

For the sixth consecutive month the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport posted a year over year increase in passengers utilizing the facility.  February 2017 data showed a 5.8% increase in guests flying into and out of the airport compared to 2016.

Traditionally a slower month, February passenger numbers resulted in the highest passenger demand since 2013. 

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Posts Air Traffic Growth for 2016

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is pleased to   announce that passenger traffic increased by 1.95% for the calendar year 2016 over 2015, the increase resulted in 608,288 passengers using the airport in 2016. The growth translated to an increase of 11,617 passengers over the 596,671 who used the facility in 2015. The increase in passenger traffic was the first increase since 2011.

The airport began experiencing positive trends

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Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Announces Additional Non-Stop Service to New York City

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is pleased to  announce that American Airlines will add a second non-stop daily departure to New York City’s La Guardia airport from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional airport effective January 9, 2017.  The additional flight will increase service to twice daily Monday – Friday and once daily on Saturday and Sunday.

American has scheduled the new arrival into Roanoke at 9:43 a.m. which  will then depart

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Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Announces Agreement With Uber

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce that Uber has signed an operating agreement with the Airport that is in compliance with all Commonwealth and Local ordinances. The agreement with Uber is effective December 2, 2016.

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75th Anniversary Celebration of Woodrum Field at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and Vintage Aircraft Display Featuring the Collings Foundation

Roanoke Regional Airport Commission (RRAC) announces a weekend celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the commissioning of Woodrum Field at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.  Events include the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour featuring World War II Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, North

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Allegiant Airlines Expands St.Petersburg/Tampa Service

Allegiant Airlines today announced it will expand service to St. Petersburg/Tampa, from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

This year, as the airline celebrates its 10th anniversary at ROA with air service to St. Petersburg, it will increase service from seasonal to year round with two flights per week on McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft throughout August and September.

Allegiant Airlines serves the region with

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Roanoke Welcomes a New Holiday Tradition

A new holiday tradition is afoot as Roanoke prepares for the grand opening of an ice-skating rink at Elmwood Park. Named for its title sponsor, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, the new rink will be called “ROA's Elmwood on Ice."

Tina Workman, president and CEO of Downtown Roanoke, Inc., will hire approximately 20 seasonal workers to manage the new facility, and the group is looking forward to bringing winter cheer to Elmwood. “

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COMMISSION APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

 Following a nationwide search, the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has selected Bradley A. Boettcher to be the new Director of Marketing and Air Service Development at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA). Boettcher began his new role on September 1, 2015.

As Director of Marketing and Air Service Development, he will be responsible for the strategic development and planning,

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AIRPORT CONDUCTS LIVE DISASTER DRILL

Airport and Area Agencies Practice Emergency Response

Roanoke, Virginia – On Saturday morning, September 19, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission will be conducting a live Emergency Response drill that will include fire simulation, injury simulation, and multi-agency response.

“Commercial airports

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McAlister’s Deli Opens New Location at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

The newest location of McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, has opened at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Airport. The restaurant chain in the airport is operated by Air Host/Verona, LLC, a subsidiary of Air Host, Inc., which has managed restaurants and news and gift shops in airports since 1970.

The opening of McAlister’s prior to security screening and on the concourse after security

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Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Appoints H. Odell “Fuzzy” Minnix to Chairman

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has named H. Odell “Fuzzy” Minnix, Chairman of the Commission for the 2015-2016 term, effective July 21, 2015.

Mr. Minnix, a County of Roanoke appointee, served on the airport Commission from 1992 to 1994 and has currently been on the Commission since 2006. He has worked in the aviation field for many years, including service in the United States Air Force, air traffic

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