Department of Transportation allows United Airlines to suspend operations at RST

Rochester, MN (June 5, 2020) – Rochester International Airport (RST) has been informed by a recent Department of Transportation (DOT) ruling that United Airlines plans to suspend its air services to the market starting on July 6 through September 30, 2020. The decision by the DOT allows United Airlines and other carriers to seek an exception under the CARES Act to reduce or suspend service because of unprecedented travel restrictions and historic low passenger counts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s difficult to hear the news that United Airlines has had to make this decision to suspend service to RST,” said John Reed, executive director. “Since March, the airline industry has experienced a 90% drop in air travel across the globe. We fully acknowledge the unprecedented economic burden COVID-19 has had on all of our airline partners. We understand this was not an easy decision for United Airlines to make. We remain hopeful they will reinstate services when the overall demand for air travel begins to improve.”

 

Rochester International Airport

Rochester International Airport (RST) is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by the Rochester Airport Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mayo Clinic. The Rochester International Airport is served daily by United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. RST accommodates over 370,000 passengers annually, providing air service to Southeast MN and border regions of Iowa and Wisconsin. Stay connected to RST at FlyRST.com and on Facebook /RochesterAirport and Twitter @flyrst.

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Rochester International Airport Media contact:

Laura Archbold

laura@encorepublicrelations.com

507-202-2652

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