Fly Local

Airplane taking off from runway

Rochester International Airport is proud to celebrate the milestone of reaching 100 Fly Local supporters! Over 100 Local businesses and organizations have committed to utilizing RST for business air travel. The commitment and increased utilization of RST will ensure our community can continue to retain and also recruit additional air service. The growing list of Fly Local supporters proves to airline planners that new local air service would be utilized at RST.

There is significant demand for sustaining current, and recruiting new, air service in southeast Minnesota. Air service in our region enhances the quality of the customer experience, supports our business community, and propels local and regional economies to new heights.


So why Fly RST?

Our full potential can only be realized through continued partnership, sustained community engagement, and utilization of an invaluable regional economic asset — YOUR Airport!

Business commitment to use air service is paramount. Fly Local travel policies will promote growth of local air service. There is great potential to reduce mileage costs and employee time lost on ground transportation by adopting a travel policy. Businesses and organizations of all sizes can choose to support RST and adopt a policy to Fly Local!

Fly Local Draft Policy is available here to be used by your business or organization. Please feel free to customize the policy to fit your business needs.


For more information on Fly Local travel policies or to add your organization to our list of supporters please contact Airport Administration [email protected] or via phone at (507) 282-2328.

Consider all the costs, see the true cost of travel from RST versus MSP with our True Cost Calculator!


RST would like to thank the following for their commitment to supporting the Rochester International Airport:

40 Fit N’ Stylish

Alvin E Benike Inc

Area 10 Labs

Barlow Business Services

Bowman Tool and Machining, Inc.


Brandix i3


Cafe Steam

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field


Chamberlain Concierge

City of Chatfield

City of Rochester

Clements Chevrolet Cadillac

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

C.O. Brown


Community Economic Development Associates

Construction Partnership, Inc.

Country Inn & Suites – Rochester South

Custom Alarm

Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency


Energy Products and Design Inc.


Etiquette Matters

Experience MN’s Rochester

F &M Community Bank

Families First of Minnesota

Farmers Insurance

Fast Signs

Ford Metro, Inc.

Go Rout

Grafe Auction

Grand Rounds Brew Pub

Great Planes Aviation

Heartland Tours and Travel

Heartman Insurance

HH Solutions, LLC

Home Federal Savings Bank

Home 2 Suites by Hilton

House Chevrolet

James Kelly Property Inspections, LLC

Journey to Growth

Kahler Hospitality Group

KAS Investment Co

Kelly Construction Solutions, LLC

Knutson Construction



La Quinta Inn and Suites Rochester

Legna, LLC

Limb Lab

Mayo Clinic

Meyer Borgman Johnson

Minnesota’s Rochester Sports

Minnwest Bank Rochester

Norton Psychological Services

Olmsted County

Olmsted National Bank

Paramark Real Estate Services


People’s Energy Cooperative

Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc.

Post-Bulletin Co.

Powers Ventures

Private Jet Solutions

Reagan Outdoor Advertising

Rochester Area Builders Inc.

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc.

Rochester Area Foundation

Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity

Rochester City Lines

Rochester Civic Theatre

Rochester Downtown Alliance

Rochester Home Infusion

Rochester MN Moms Blog

Rochester Public Schools

Rochester Rising

Saharafox Creative Agency

Scheels Rochester

Signature Flight Support



Smith Schafer & Associates

SNG Research

Southeast Minnesota Flying Club

Sylvan Learning

Titan Development

Tom Kadlec Honda

Townsquare Media

TPI Hospitality-Rochester


Tuohy Furniture

Twigs Tavern & Grille

Wendland Utz

White Space

Widseth Smith Nolting

Winona State University – Rochester

Xylo Technologies