Get to Know RST

Passenger Air Service

The Rochester International Airport (RST) is served by three air carriers who collectively offer 13 flights each day to Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Rochester International Airport transports over 370,000 passengers each year, providing air service to Southeast MN and border regions of Iowa and Wisconsin.

As an economic engine in our region, the Rochester International Airport plays a significant role in economic development providing excellent air service to three major hubs and beyond to anywhere in the world.

The Airport provides an impressive annual economic impact for the region of $161 million dollars in annual output, 2,911 jobs, and $73 million dollars in annual payroll.


Air Service Development

The goal of the air service development is to maintain existing air service levels while consistently striving to add more flights and nonstop destinations.  This goal is achieved through continuous market place analysis of current and potential routes, examination of the Southeastern Minnesota regional customer base and teaming with community partners in order to present the best business case possible to new and existing air carriers.

Air service recruitment cannot be achieved by the airport alone. Business commitment to utilize the local airport is key. Learn more about our Fly Local initiative.


Annual Report

Read an overview of the activity at Rochester International Airport in the RST 2018 Annual Report.