Norfolk International Airport is a public airport in Virginia. It is owned and operated by the Norfolk Airport Authority: a bureau under the municipal government.
ORF is located seven miles (11 km) northeast of downtown Norfolk, an independent city in Virginia. It covers an area of 1,300 acres (526 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- As of 2019, Norfolk International was ranked as the 70th-busiest airport in the United States and the fourth-busiest in Virginia in terms of passengers served annually.
- For 2019-2023, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems categorized ORF as a small-hub primary commercial service facility.
- In 2020, the airport served more than 1 million passengers.
Airport Traveling Tips
- The terminal is open 24/7; airline ticket counters open 2 hrs prior to first departure in the morning, to the last departing flight of the day. TSA Concourse Security Checkpoints are open 4:30am-8:30pm.
- The airlines recommend that passengers arrive at the airport 90 minutes prior to scheduled flight time for domestic flights and two hours prior for international flights.
- To ensure a hassle-free check in process, the passengers are recommended to carry an authentic photo ID ready and pack according to the rules.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up and dropped off outside the terminal.
- While picking up passengers, drivers may park curbside at the Arrivals Terminal to wait for arriving passengers. Vehicles must be attended at all times and there is no minimum or maximum wait time.
- For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Norfolk Airport.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at ORF here.
Norfolk International Terminal has two passenger concourses: Concourse A and Concourse B.
Gates A1-A11 are located on Concourse A. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines occupy this concourse.
Gates B16-B30 are located on Concourse B. Allegiant Air, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines occupy this concourse. Gates B22 and B26 are no longer in use.
For more information, please refer to the ORF Terminal Map here.
Norfolk International Airport serves various airlines including American Eagle, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at ORF Airport here.
Parking facilities at Norfolk International Airport are designed to be safe, convenient and efficient. All lots and garages are within a short walk of the Arrivals and Departures terminals.
Short-Term and Long-Term Parking
Short-term and long-term parking are available in Garage A, long-term parking available in Garage B. Maximum stay in short-term parking is 30 days and 60 days in long-term parking.
Short-Term - $1 per half hour and $24 max per day
Long-Term - $1 per half hour and $10 max per day
From rental cars to limos to buses, plus more, passengers have a variety of ground transportation options after arriving at the airport. Additionally, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Taxis, Uber, and Lyft.
On-site rental car reservation desks are located in the Arrivals Terminal on Level 1. Rental car pickup is located on Level G - Garage A. Rental car return is located on Level 2 - Garage A.
Some of the renown taxicab providers at ORF Airport include Andy’s Cab Co., Black and White, East Side Cabs, etc.
Uber and Lyft
Transportation Network Companies pickup is located outside Door 5 in the Arrivals Terminal.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Norfolk International Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518-5807, USA
Contact: [email protected]
Phone: (757) 857 3351 /fax 857-3265
Norfolk Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1926, Norfolk citizens flew commercially for the first time on the Mitten Line, operated by Philadelphia Rapid Transit Air Service, Inc.
- In 1938, city-owned Truxton Manor Golf Course was converted to Norfolk Municipal Airport, complete with a 3,500-foot runway.
- By the early 1950s, there were more daily flights in Norfolk than New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
- In 1950, responsibility for the airport was turned over to the newly established Norfolk Port and Industrial Authority (NPIA) which could proudly call Norfolk Municipal Airport one of the finest in the nation and one of the busiest.
- In 1951, the new terminal was officially dedicated.
- In 1974, the Airport dedicated its new, state-of-the-art terminal and additional land was secured for further expansion.
- In the 1980s, many changes were taking place. A new general aviation facility opened and a new air cargo terminal was completed for all operations.
- The Authority has updated the Master Plan to include projects that will extend the useful life and value of the Airport to meet the air transportation needs of the region over the next 20 years.