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Seasonal Ice Skating Rink Coming to Roanoke

An ice rink is coming to downtown Roanoke for the first time this winter, city officials have announced. WFXR 10.28.15

Roanoke Getting Ice Skating Rink at Elmwood Park

Get your ice skates ready because Roanoke is getting a new ice skating rink. The temporary ice oasis will be the latest addition to development at Roanoke's newly renovated Elmwood park. WDBJ-7, 10/28/2015

Outdoor Ice Skating Coming to Roanoke in November

Outdoor ice skating will debut in Roanoke in November with a temporary rink erected in Elmwood Park. Roanoke Times 10.29.15

Ice Rink to Open This Holiday Season at Elmwood Park in Roanoke

In addition to Dickens of a Christmas, there will be even more things to do in downtown Roanoke for the holiday season. WSLS-10 10.28.15

Now is the Best Time to Book Holiday Flights!

Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it. And according to one online travel company now is the time to book your travel for the best flights and prices. WDBJ7 10.06.15

Roanoke-Blacksburg airport bids for grant to add Dallas or Denver

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has applied for a federal grant to expand its “insufficient” flight schedule.

The 21-page application explains the airport’s primary service area “experiences a combination of insufficient access to key population and business centers throughout the U.S. and disproportionately high airfares.” Roanoke Times 7.30.15

Dallas, Denver possible additions to ROA direct flight list

The Roanoke airport hopes adding two new direct destinations to its flight list will increase its bottom line. WSLS-10 7.22.15

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Hoping to Add New Flight

A new destination could be on its way to Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.  Executive Director Tim Bradshaw has thrown Dallas around publicly before, but Tuesday we learned Denver is a possibility as well. WDBJ-7 7.21.15

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating

The Federal Aviation Administration recently conducted its annual airfield safety inspection at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. The FAA’s airport certification and safety inspector found zero violations and commended airport staff for effective day-to-day operations. The FAA inspection reviews an airport’s compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 which includes airfield operations, pavement and signage, lighting, markings, inspection reports, fueling operations, and emergency response and preparedness. WFIR 7.21.15

Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Eyes BB&T Property

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has proposed more than $6 million in capital improvements to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport next year, including purchasing the nearby BB&T call center. Roanoke Times 4.15.15

Executive Director of Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Works to Make Change

The new executive director of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, Tim Bradshaw, is working to make change happen. He says getting new flights and improving customer experience are some of his top priorities. WSLS-10, 4.4.15

Welcome to the Kiss and Fly Zone at the Roanoke Airport

Some new signs outside the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport have nothing to do with warnings or regulations:  it’s all about kissing and flying.  Airport officials say it’s just part of their efforts to make the experience there as enjoyable as possible. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story. WFIR 3/19/2015

"Kiss and Fly Zone" Asks Travelers to Show a Little Love Before They Fly

If you pull into the "Kiss and Fly Zone," you'll have to give a smooch to family and friends before saying goodbye. WDBJ7, 3/19/15

Build it and they will come?

Build It and They Will Come?, Op Ed Piece by Tim Bradshaw, Roanoke Times, March 1, 2015

Bradshaw is executive director of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

“Build it and they will come” — This old and over-used phrase from the movie “Field of Dreams” best exemplifies the beliefs that have been held by most airport operators regarding air service in the past. However, recent events such as airline consolidation and the financial recession of 2008 have changed the way airlines operate. The result is fewer choices and opportunities for air service.

Tim Bradshaw, Roanoke's new airport chief, talks terminal upgrades and flight schedule wish list

He’s been there.
Delayed prior to takeoff. Flight canceled. Stuck on the tarmac.
In addition, Tim Bradshaw has felt the bite of high prices for air travel. Roanoke Times, 2/08/2015

Make Travel Easier This Thanksgiving

The Airplane Boarding Pass Goes Mobile At Roanoke Regional

Roanoke Regional Airport undergoes $4-million renovation