Greater Rochester International Airport

Your Gateway to the World!

Whether you are a Rochestarian or a visitor, the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) provides the utmost in air travel services to accommodate your individual needs.

ROC features a modern two-story terminal, enclosed parking garage and a two-level roadway with separate avenues for arrivals and departures. It is a small hub airport which handles approximately 120 flights per day to over 17 cities, serves approximately 2.4 million passengers annually, and houses the operations of 6 commercial air transportation providers and their affiliates.

ROC provides vital air transportation services to cities in the northeast and to major hubs in the Midwest. In addition, it serves as an important economic component of the air transportation network connecting Western New York to other parts of the nation and the world. The airport is located four miles southwest of the City of Rochester and 12 miles south of Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes.


Airport History

Picture of Rochester Monroe County Airport in 1963.  Early picture of Municipal Airport in Rochester (from a postcard).

The first development of the Greater Rochester International Airport was the construction of hangar No. 1 in 1927. The hangar was built on a plot of ground south of the city on Scottsville Road. The airport was then named Britton Field. It was in 1927 that the first Rochester to New York City passenger flight was made.

In 1928 the name of the aviation field was changed from Britton Field to Rochester Municipal Airport. From 1928 on, additional work was done on the runways, drainage and Hangar No. 2 was erected.

From 1940 thru the war years the airport was the scene of great activity. Scheduled flights increased, civilian pilot training expanded. There was also a cadet flight school which at one time numbered 1,000 students.

Picture of Rochester Monroe County Airport in 1960.

The Greater Rochester International Airport was taken over by the County of Monroe on the 1st of January, 1948. Monroe County began making major improvements to the airport. These improvements included the construction of a new 5,000 foot long instrument runway, lengthening of the north-south runway from 2,670 feet to 5,000 feet, and construction of the administration building on Brooks Avenue.


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Airport Statistics

Illustration of Airport Diagram.


1200 Brooks Avenue,
Rochester, New York 14624.

  • Located four miles southwest of Rochester
  • Hours of Operation: 24 Hours
  • Elevation: 559' msl
  • Size: 1,200 Acres
  • Air Traffic Control Facilities: ILS, VOR, VOL/DME, NDB, ASR
  • Traffic Pattern Altitude: 1400 msl

Primary Use Runway

  • 4/22 8,001' long by 150' wide
  • Equipped with ILS and high intensity approach lighting system

Secondary Use Runway

  • 10/28 6,401' long by 150' wide
  • Used for crosswinds operations

General Aviation Runway

  • 7/25 4,000' long by 140' wide
  • Used for non-jet aircraft


  • Square Footage: 380,000 sq. ft.
  • Number of Passenger Gates: 22

Fixed Base Operators

  • USAirports Flight Support LLC

          1295 Scottsville Road,
          Rochester, New York 14624
          Phone: 585-527-6835

  • JetSmart Aviation

         1205 Scottsville Road

         Rochester, New York 14624

         Phone: 585-235-9040


United States Customs

  • West Terminal, Lower Level International Arrivals Hall
  • Operates 24 hours a day

2015 Operational Statistics

  • Total Aircraft Operations: 86,543
  • Scheduled Passenger Enplanements: 1,189,502

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