Get to Know RST

Rochester International Airport Sign

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 $190 million dollars in economic activity, 1,624 jobs, and $63 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 2019 Annual Report.

 


Our Team

Rochester International Airport is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by the Rochester Airport Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mayo Clinic.

Airport Commission

The Airport Commission, made up of at least five members, including the Mayor of Rochester, Director of Public Works or appointee, President of the City Council, Mayo Clinic Representative and the Airport Director.

Airport Commission Members:

  • Kim Norton, Mayor, City of Rochester
  • Steven Rymer, City Administrator
  • Dillon Dombrovski, Public Works, City of Rochester
  • Randy Staver, City Council President
  • Timothy Geisler (or appointed Mayo Clinic Representative)
  • John Reed, Executive Director, Rochester International Airport

 

Rochester Airport Company Board / Mayo Leadership

Rochester Airport Company oversight is conducted by a governing board comprised of Mayo Clinic staff.

Rochester Airport Company Staff

The Rochester Airport Company manages and operates the Rochester International Airport. Rochester International Airport is under the direct leadership of the Airport Director, Mr. John Reed. The Rochester Airport currently employs 22 full-time staff in the Administration, Maintenance, and Fire Departments.

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RST Cares Award 🏆Recognizing our amazing employees who go above and beyond every day.Peter is being recognized for stepping up to help. Last week a passenger returned home from a trip to find a dead car battery. While on the phone with a vehicle assistance service, the passenger learned that it would be a 13 hour wait for help! Peter, a SkyCap at RST, overheard and approached the passenger offering for the airport to help out. Peter called airport operations who was able to jump start the vehicle and get our passenger on his way. Thank you, Peter!Nominate an RST Team member: flyrst.com/contact#rstcares #FlyLocal ... See MoreSee Less
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Even on days it doesn't snow...our crews and equipment work non-stop in the winter. Airport Blower after a long day of clean up and wind yesterday. #MNwx #rochmn #airfield #airportoperations ... See MoreSee Less
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Frequent Flyers: How long has it been? Have you hit the year mark since you last flew? We get it ~ being grounded is hard! We know many of you can't wait to get back to the skies. When the time is right, we'll be here! FlyRST.com/safetravel #FlyLocal #flyrst #frequentflyer ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you traveling with cleaning or disinfecting #wipes? Pre-moistened wipes are always allowed in any size in carry-on bags and don’t need to be packed with your travel-size liquids. For travel tips while flying during the coronavirus pandemic, visit: http://tsa.gov/coronavirus.

Even on days it doesn't snow...our crews and equipment work non-stop in in the winter. Airport Blower after a long day of clean up and wind yesterday.

#mnwx #rochmn #airfield #airportoperations

Frequent Flyers: How long has it been? Have you hit the year mark since you last flew? We get it ~ being grounded is hard!

We know many of you can't wait to get back to the skies. When the time is right, we'll be here! http://FlyRST.com/safetravel
#FlyLocal #FlyRST #frequentflyer

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