Rochester International Airport Receives Coronavirus Relief Funding

Rochester, MN (April 21, 2020) – Rochester International Airport (RST) will receive $2,479,991 in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

“Due to the unprecedented restriction on travel, RST has seen a 95% decrease in passenger travel,” said John Reed, executive director. “Our revenue has been drastically impacted by COVID-19. We are grateful for the funding as it will enable us to safely provide critical infrastructure to maintain and sustain operations. We want to thank our federal, state and local leaders for their leadership in working together during this most historic time.”

The money is a part of a $10 billion relief package provided by the Federal Aviation Administration to eligible airports in the U.S. affected by the pandemic. RST’s portion is a part of a $32.2 million contained relief package for airports across Minnesota.

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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, which collectively offer 13 flights each day to Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis. 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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