Airport of the Month project Spotlight

Rochester International Airport - Runway 2/20 Improvements

 

September 1, 2020

Graphic courtesy of MnDOT Aeronautics

More than 375,000 passengers pass through Rochester International Airport in a year, second in Minnesota only to MSP.

Lots of those passengers are heading for the famous Mayo Clinic. American, Delta and United Airlines provide scheduled service. Spotting a wide body airliner with Arabic writing is not unusual.

There's also a lot of General Aviation traffic. The airport averages over 50,000 annual control tower operations and is home to 65 aircraft. This is a busy place.

Runway 13/31 is just over 9000 feet long and equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS) in both directions....



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