Airport Swears in Captains of Public Safety Today
Today the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission will swear in two Captains in the Public Safety Department at 12:30 p.m. at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. This is part of an ongoing process in developing a fully staffed department responsible for maintaining public safety and offering firefighting and EMS services.
The two employees being sworn in today have diverse experience in law Read more...
Passenger Growth Continues at ROA in 2017
For the sixth consecutive month the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport posted a year over year increase in passengers utilizing the facility. February 2017 data showed a 5.8% increase in guests flying into and out of the airport compared to 2016.
Traditionally a slower month, February passenger numbers resulted in the highest passenger demand since 2013. Read more...
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Posts Air Traffic Growth for 2016
The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce that passenger traffic increased by 1.95% for the calendar year 2016 over 2015, the increase resulted in 608,288 passengers using the airport in 2016. The growth translated to an increase of 11,617 passengers over the 596,671 who used the facility in 2015. The increase in passenger traffic was the first increase since 2011.
The airport began experiencing positive trends Read more...
Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Announces Additional Non-Stop Service to New York City
The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce that American Airlines will add a second non-stop daily departure to New York City’s La Guardia airport from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional airport effective January 9, 2017. The additional flight will increase service to twice daily Monday – Friday and once daily on Saturday and Sunday.
American has scheduled the new arrival into Roanoke at 9:43 a.m. which will then depart Read more...
Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Announces Agreement With Uber
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce that Uber has signed an operating agreement with the Airport that is in compliance with all Commonwealth and Local ordinances. The agreement with Uber is effective December 2, 2016.
75th Anniversary Celebration of Woodrum Field at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and Vintage Aircraft Display Featuring the Collings Foundation
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Roanoke Regional Airport Commission (RRAC) announces a weekend celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the commissioning of Woodrum Field at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Events include the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour featuring World War II Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, North Read more...
Allegiant Airlines Expands St.Petersburg/Tampa Service
Allegiant Airlines today announced it will expand service to St. Petersburg/Tampa, from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
This year, as the airline celebrates its 10th anniversary at ROA with air service to St. Petersburg, it will increase service from seasonal to year round with two flights per week on McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft throughout August and September.
Allegiant Airlines serves the region with Read more...
Roanoke Welcomes a New Holiday Tradition
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A new holiday tradition is afoot as Roanoke prepares for the grand opening of an ice-skating rink at Elmwood Park. Named for its title sponsor, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, the new rink will be called “ROA's Elmwood on Ice."
Tina Workman, president and CEO of Downtown Roanoke, Inc., will hire approximately 20 seasonal workers to manage the new facility, and the group is looking forward to bringing winter cheer to Elmwood. “ Read more...
COMMISSION APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT
Following a nationwide search, the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has selected Bradley A. Boettcher to be the new Director of Marketing and Air Service Development at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA). Boettcher began his new role on September 1, 2015.
As Director of Marketing and Air Service Development, he will be responsible for the strategic development and planning, Read more...
AIRPORT CONDUCTS LIVE DISASTER DRILL
Friday, September 18, 2015
Airport and Area Agencies Practice Emergency Response
Roanoke, Virginia – On Saturday morning, September 19, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission will be conducting a live Emergency Response drill that will include fire simulation, injury simulation, and multi-agency response.
“Commercial airports Read more...
McAlister’s Deli Opens New Location at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The newest location of McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, has opened at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Airport. The restaurant chain in the airport is operated by Air Host/Verona, LLC, a subsidiary of Air Host, Inc., which has managed restaurants and news and gift shops in airports since 1970.
The opening of McAlister’s prior to security screening and on the concourse after security Read more...
Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Appoints H. Odell “Fuzzy” Minnix to Chairman
The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has named H. Odell “Fuzzy” Minnix, Chairman of the Commission for the 2015-2016 term, effective July 21, 2015.
Mr. Minnix, a County of Roanoke appointee, served on the airport Commission from 1992 to 1994 and has currently been on the Commission since 2006. He has worked in the aviation field for many years, including service in the United States Air Force, air traffic Read more...
Maintenance Work at the Air Traffic Control Tower May Cause Delays
This Saturday night into Sunday morning the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport’s commercial carriers may experience delays due to maintenance work that must be completed at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Airport Air Traffic Control (ATCT).Due to storms over the past month, repair on this critical equipment must take place.The equipment affected is called a transfer switch.This equipment automatically transfers the ATCT to a Read more...
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating
The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is proud to announce the recent completion of the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual airfield safety inspection at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. The FAA’s airport certification and safety inspector found zero violations at ROA and commended airport staff for effective day-to-day operations.
"Safety and security at Roanoke- Read more...
New Traffic Pattern for Airport Road Tunnel
Maintenance and cleaning of the tunnel on Airport Road continues into a second phase this Sunday evening, June 14, 2015. The southbound tunnel (which heads towards Williamson Road) lane will be blocked off and the northbound lane (which heads toward Peters Creek Road) will be routed to accommodate two-way traffic for approximately 30 days. This is the second phase of the tunnel maintenance and cleaning project. Read more...
Temporary Traffic Pattern for Airport Road Tunnel
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
ROANOKE, Va. (April 29, 2015) – The tunnel on Airport Road will be undergoing routine maintenance and cleaning beginning Sunday May 3, 2015. The northbound tunnel (which heads towards Peters Creek Road) lane will be blocked off and the southbound lane (which heads toward Williamson Road) will be routed to accommodate two-way traffic for approximately 30 days; after completion of the northbound side Read more...
Delta Airlines Announces Changes at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Roanoke, Virginia (September 30, 2014) - In response to customer demand Delta Airlines has announced, effective November 1, the airline will enhance its service between Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport via aircraft upgrades that will enable the airline to accommodate up to 320 passengers daily. Currently Delta operates one 126-seat Airbus 319 and
Roanoke‐Blacksburg Regional Airport Launches New Website and Flight Tracker
Friday, September 5, 2014
Redesign improves site navigation making information clear and easy to find
Roanoke, Va. (September 5, 2014) – Roanoke‐Blacksburg Regional Airport announces the redesign of its website www.flyroa.com and launch of a new homepage flight tracking service which makes monitoring arrivals, departures and routes easier and more efficient for travelers.
The ADA‐compliant website has Read more...
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Welcomes New Executive Director
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Roanoke native, Timothy Bradshaw, to take the helm.
ROANOKE, Va. (September 3, 2014) – The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is pleased to announce the selection of Timothy T. Bradshaw, A.A.E., as the new Executive Read more...
Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Appoints W. William Gust to Chairman
H. Odell “Fuzzy”Minnix appointed to vice-chair
ROANOKE, Va. (July 28, 2014) – The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has named W. William “Bill” Gust, Chairman of the Commission for the 2014-2015 term, effective July 22, 2014. Read more...