Rochester MN Airport
Rochester Minnesota boasts a International Airport located about 10 miles
south of downtown.
Rochester International Airport is currently serviced by American Airlines, and Northwest Airlines for daily passenger service as well as FedEx and DHL for cargo service. Allegiant Air also provides charter trips directly to Las Vegas, NV. The three letter airport code is RST.
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.
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.