Greater Rochester International Airport

Greater Rochester International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Greater Rochester International Airport

image-width = 150
caption = FAA airport diagram
type = Public
owner = County of Monroe
operator =
city-served = Rochester, New York
location =
elevation-f = 559
elevation-m = 170
coordinates = coord|43|07|08|N|077|40|21|W|region:US_type:airport
website = []
r1-number = 4/22
r1-length-f = 8,001
r1-length-m = 2,439
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 7/25
r2-length-f = 4,000
r2-length-m = 1,219
r2-surface = Asphalt
r3-number = 10/28
r3-length-f = 5,500
r3-length-m = 1,676
r3-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2006
stat1-header = Aircraft operations
stat1-data = 137,601
stat2-header = Based aircraft
stat2-data = 94
footnotes = Sources: airport website [ Greater Rochester International Airport] , official site] and FAAFAA-airport|ID=ROC|use=PU|own=PU|site=16034.*A, effective 2008-06-05]

Greater Rochester International Airport airport codes|ROC|KROC|ROC is a county-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Rochester, a city in Monroe County, New York, United States. It serves as the major airport of the metro area known as Greater Rochester (composed by the city of Rochester and the counties of Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Orleans and Wayne). The airport is owned and operated by Monroe County.

While the airport terminal is in operation 24 hours a day, airport ticket counters are opened based on the individual schedules of the various airlines.

The airport has free public Wi-Fi available in the main concourse, extending as far as the first few gates in each of the terminals. The service is provided by local telephone company Frontier.


The first developments of the Greater Rochester International Airport began in 1927, with the construction of Hangar No. 1 on a patch of land south of Rochester on Scottsville Road. At the time the airport was named Britton Field. This same year, the first scheduled passenger flights between New York City and Rochester were made. In 1928, the name of the field was changed to Rochester Municipal Airport and additional construction was completed, including improvements to the runways and drainage system, and the building of Hangar No. 2. As a result of the First and Second World Wars the airport saw a period of great expansion as passenger volume, frequency of scheduled flights, and civilian pilot training greatly increased. Also, a cadet flight training school, with nearly 1,000 students, was created.

On January 1, 1948 Monroe County took possession and control of the airport. The county made numerous improvements to the facility, including the construction of an instrumental runway measuring 5000 feet, an extension of the north-south runway from 2,670 ft to 5000 ft, and the building of administration facilities on Brooks Avenue.

Facilities and aircraft

Greater Rochester International Airport covers an area of 1,136 acres (460 ha) at an elevation of 559 feet (170 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways:
* Runway 4/22: 8,001 x 140 ft. (2,439 x 43 m), Surface: Asphalt
* Runway 7/25: 4,000 x 100 ft. (1,219 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
* Runway 10/28: 5,500 x 150 ft. (1,676 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 137,601 aircraft operations, an average of 376 per day: 43% general aviation, 34% air taxi, 21% scheduled commercial and 3% military. At that time there were 94 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 17% multi-engine and 15% jet.

Airlines and destinations

Concourse A (Frederick Douglass Concourse)

*AirTran Airways - Gates A1-A4 (Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale [seasonal] , Orlando, Tampa)
*JetBlue Airways - Gates A5, A7 (New York-JFK, Orlando [seasonal] )
*US Airways - Gates A6, A9-A11 (Charlotte)
**US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin (Boston, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Washington-Reagan)
**US Airways Express operated by Colgan Air (Buffalo, Hartford/Springfield)
**US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines (New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia)
**US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines (Boston, Philadelphia, Washington-Reagan)

Concourse B (Susan B. Anthony Concourse)

*Air Canada - Gate B2A
**Air Canada operated by Air Georgian (Toronto-Pearson)
*American Airlines - Gates B5, B7
**American Eagle (Chicago-O'Hare)
*Continental Airlines - Gates B2, B2A
**Continental Connection operated by Colgan Air (Newark)
**Continental Connection operated by CommutAir (Cleveland)
**Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Cleveland, Newark)
*Delta Air Lines - Gates B9-B11 (Atlanta)
**Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta)
**Delta Connection operated by Comair (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, New York-JFK)
**Delta Connection operated by Freedom Airlines (New York-JFK)
*Northwest Airlines - Gates B1, B2, B4
**Northwest Airlink operated by Mesaba Aviation (Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul)
**Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines (Detroit)
*United Airlines - Gates B4, B6, B8 (Chicago-O'Hare)
**United Express operated by GoJet Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles)
**United Express operated by Mesa Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles)
**United Express operated by Trans States Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles)


Greater Rochester International Airport also has a cargo depot that is serviced by:
*ABX Air
*FedEx Express
**FedEx Feeder operated by Wiggins Airways

General Aviation

Flying clubs

*Airdale Flying Club
*Rochester Flying Club, founded in 1958
*Artisan Flying Club

Flight schools

*Rochester Air Center - Part 61 and 141
*Airventure Aviation


*Landmark Aviation


Mohawk Airlines Flight 121 crashed July 2, 1963, killing 7 people and injuring 36.

Air Canada flight 7405 destined for Toronto Pearson International Airport was called back over suspicion about a Sri Lankan couple carrying fake passports on July 19, 2006


External links


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