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Rochester MN Airport


Rochester MN Airport

Map of Rochester Airport

Getting There and Back

Rochester Minnesota boasts an International Airport located about 10 miles south of downtown Rochester MN. RST airport travelers can get downtown Rochester via Rochester Taxi or the GO Shuttle. You can reserve a seat for either online. Plan to make a Rochester airport shuttle reservation at least 12 hours ahead of time. Phone reservations are accepted up until the time the shuttle leaves. (507) 280 9270

Airlines

Rochester International Airport is currently serviced by American Airlines, and Delta Airlines for daily passenger service as well as FedEx and DHL for cargo service. The three letter airport code is RST.

History

The Rochester Minnesota Airport was originally founded in 1928 with 285 acres and was owned and operated by the Mayo Foundation. In 1940 it expanded by 85 acres and improved the facility and paved the runways. Mayo Foundation turned over the airport in 1945 to the city of Rochester Minnesota in order to allow it to be eligible for federal grants. The Rochester Minnesota airport was officially named Lobb Field in 1952 but was later relocated in 1960 and renamed Rochester Municipal Airport.

It wasn't until 1995 with the addition of US Customs that it was named Rochester International Airport. It is now approximately 2,300 acres and is serviced daily by two major airlines, and two major cargo carriers. The Rochester Airport Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mayo Clinic and continues to operate the Rochester International Airport for the City of Rochester Minnesota.

Alternatives

For travelers looking for an alternative to the Rochester MN airport, consider flying through Minneapolis St Paul International Airport (MSP) located about 80 miles north and using transportation to Rochester MN.

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