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CAT II ILS approach lights

Instrument Landing System Complete

June 13, 2024

Rochester International Airport (RST) recently completed $6.2 million in upgrades to its instrument landing system that will improve pilots’ abilities to land aircraft in very low visibility. The upgrades equip RST with what is known as a Category II Instrument Landing System. The upgrade includes new approach lighting stations on the airfield and a new…

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Top 6 Things You Need to Know About Our MRG

May 21, 2024

On Monday, May 20th, the Rochester City Council voted to create a $1.5 million fund to help RST attract new direct flights to a handful of leisure destinations. Here are the top 6 things you need to know.  What was approved by the council? The council agreed to create a $1.5 million airline Minimum Revenue…

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Rochester MN International Airport (RST) Announces Reinstatement of a Fourth Daily American Airlines Flight to Chicago O'Hare (ORD)

May 2, 2024

Rochester MN International Airport is pleased to announce the reinstatement of American Airlines service to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) beginning on May 6, 2024. The four daily flights to Chicago from Rochester MN will depart approximately at 6am, 8am, 1pm, and 4:30pm and arrive at approximately noon, 4pm, 8pm, and 10pm daily. With this additional frequency,…

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New Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities

April 23, 2024

Rochester International Airport has developed new, modernized Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities (“Minimum Standards”), which establish minimum qualifications that all commercial operators must meet to perform commercial aeronautical services at the Airport. Minimum Standards encourage the provision of commercial aeronautical operations while ensuring the safety, efficiency, and reliability of such operations as well as…

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Rochester International Airport Announces Call for Artists

November 6, 2023

Rochester International Airport (RST) in partnership with Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust is launching a call for artists and accepting submissions for consideration in the Arts Elevated program showcasing local and regional artists within the main terminal. Artists can submit works of art using CaFE for consideration between November 6 and December 3. Selected…

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Rochester International Awarded $22M in Airport Improvement Grants

November 1, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded two grants to Rochester International Airport’s Runway Safety Project 2/20 totaling $22,438,732. This critical investment in our airport’s infrastructure allows RST to continue Phase IV and develop design plans earlier than anticipated for Phase V through VII. About Project 2/20 Runway Safety Project 2/20 is…

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Sun Country Airlines Connects Rochester To Msp At No Additional Cost To Customers Through Landline Motorcoach Service

September 22, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, September 22, 2023 – Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) is offering its “Rochester to MSP for No Fee” promotion aboard Landline motorcoach service for trips booked to and from Rochester International Airport (RST) to any of Sun Country’s 90+ destinations, connecting through Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Sun Country is waiving the fee on…

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Girl giving the thumbs up with pilot on take off.

Rochester International Airport to Host Young Eagles Rally

September 7, 2023

Rochester International Airport (RST) in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Southeast Minnesota Chapter 100 will host a Young Eagles Rally for ages 8-17 on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. offering education and free flights to inspire the next generation into aviation. “Inspiring interest in aviation is the purpose of…

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Rochester International Airport (RST) to announce Delta Air Lines’ restoration of a third daily flight to and from Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport (MSP)

July 10, 2023

Rochester International Airport (RST) is ecstatic to announce Delta Air Lines’ restoration of a third daily flight to and from Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport (MSP).  When coupled with the two existing Delta flights to MSP, this daily air service will offer passengers additional options and ease of travel, resulting in decreased layover times and increased connecting…

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Three pieces of art displayed behind two chairs at Rochester International Airport.

Rochester International Airport Opens Third Arts Elevated Exhibit

May 24, 2023

May 23, 2023 - Rochester  International Airport (RST), in partnership with the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust, celebrates the opening of the third Arts Elevated exhibit. The program showcases local and regional artists to create a sense of place and enhance the airport experience for passengers. The exhibit displays 39 pieces of art valued…

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