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Airport Overview

Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport is a public airport in New York. It is owned and operated by Monroe County.

ROC airport is located within the City of Rochester, three miles (6 km) southwest of Downtown, in Monroe County, New York. It covers an area of 1,136 acres (460 ha).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Rochester Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the state of New York.
  • It is the third-busiest airport outside of the New York City metropolitan area.
  • The Airport is home to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, part of the 42nd Infantry Division.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • The Airport terminal building is open 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
  • Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure times for domestic flights and at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure times for international flights.
  • Travelers 18 years and older need to bring a government-issued photo ID to the airport and be prepared to show it at any time.
  • All passengers must attain a boarding pass before they are permitted past the Security Checkpoint. Boarding passes are not issued at the gate.
  • Before heading to the airport for a flight, please refer to the ROC Airport Map here.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Arriving passengers can be met in the center of the baggage claim on the ground floor at the Arrivals Greeting Area. They can also be picked up at the curbside.
  • Passengers can be dropped off outside the terminal. However, there is no waiting or no parking at the curb and the vehicles shouldn’t stop for long or left unattended.

Flight Status

  • The Arriving flight status provides ROC Airport arrival times, gate info, delays, and time to land.
  • The Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, flight delays, departure times, gate information, and map tracking.
  • Book a flight at ROC here, to get the best fares.

Airport Terminals

Rochester Airport ROC features a modern two-story terminal with two concourses and 21 gates.

To see the terminal location, and for more information, please refer to the ROC Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Rochester Airport include Allegiant Air, JetBlue, United Airlines, and more. View the full list of airlines served at ROC Airport here.

Airport Parking

Hourly Lot

The Hourly Parking Lot is an outdoor parking facility and should be used when parking for less than a few hours.

Rates:

First hour: $2

Each additional half-hour: $1

Max per 24hrs: $24

Garage Parking

Garage parking is the only covered facility at the Frederick Douglas – Rochester Airport. It is equipped with elevators and stairways between levels.

Rates:

0-2hrs: $4

Each additional hour: $2

Level 1 & 2 (Max per 24hrs): $16

Roof (Max per 24hrs): $12

Ground Transport

Passengers can choose among a variety of options for ground transportation after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, rentals, airport shuttles, etc. In addition to this, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Taxis, and Lyft.

Car Rentals

Car rental counters at Rochester Airport are located on the lower level adjacent to the baggage claim area. The top car rental providers at ROC include Hertz, Enterprise, and more

Taxis

Taxi Cab Starter Booth is located in front of the main terminal, center entranceway, lower level.

Buses

The Rochester Airport is serviced by the Rochester Transit Service (RTS) throughout the day. The bus shelter is located on the lower level roadway, east end of the airport.

Amenities & Services

To make your stay awesome, Rochester Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Massage bars, and shoeshine stations.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.

Contact Information

Address:1200 Brooks Ave, Rochester, NY 14624, USA

Website: http://www.monroecounty.gov/airport-index.php

Contact: administrator@monroecounty.gov

Phone: (585) 753 7020

Rochester Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • The site of the Greater Rochester International Airport, originally known as Britton Field, was used for aviation purposes as early as 1919.
  • In the 1920s, Eastman Kodak Company and the United States Army used Britton Field as a landing field for the testing of Kodak's aerial photography experiments.
  • In 1928, the name of the aviation field was changed from Britton Field to Rochester Municipal Airport.
  • After the 1963 expansion gave it its final layout, the terminal had ten gates in two concourses.
  • By the early 1980’s conditions at the ROC terminal were beginning to show signs that the facility needed yet again another upgrade to accommodate its continued growth.
  • In February of 2005, the terminal went through yet another renovation to better accommodate record passenger growth.
  • In 2016, ROC was the first airport in New York State to win Governor Andrew Cuomo's Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition.

Airport FAQs

Q: Do I still check-in at the ticket counter at the Rochester Airport if I have an e-ticket?

A: E-ticketed passengers must have a boarding pass before they can pass through security. Passengers can attain boarding passes at the ticket counter, at a self-serve kiosk, or online.

Q: Can luggage be checked-in at the curb at ROC?

A: The Airlines do not offer curbside check-in for luggage at ROC. However, they do offer curbside assistance for passengers who require wheelchair assistance and assistance with their luggage.

Q: How many carry-ons can I bring on board the plane while traveling through Rochester Airport?

A: Passengers are usually permitted to bring one carry-on and one personal item, such as a briefcase, laptop, or purse. This may vary by airline and aircraft type.

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Airport Overview

Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport is a public airport in New York. It is owned and operated by Monroe County.

ROC airport is located within the City of Rochester, three miles (6 km) southwest of Downtown, in Monroe County, New York. It covers an area of 1,136 acres (460 ha).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Rochester Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the state of New York.
  • It is the third-busiest airport outside of the New York City metropolitan area.
  • The Airport is home to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, part of the 42nd Infantry Division.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • The Airport terminal building is open 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
  • Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure times for domestic flights and at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure times for international flights.
  • Travelers 18 years and older need to bring a government-issued photo ID to the airport and be prepared to show it at any time.
  • All passengers must attain a boarding pass before they are permitted past the Security Checkpoint. Boarding passes are not issued at the gate.
  • Before heading to the airport for a flight, please refer to the ROC Airport Map here.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Arriving passengers can be met in the center of the baggage claim on the ground floor at the Arrivals Greeting Area. They can also be picked up at the curbside.
  • Passengers can be dropped off outside the terminal. However, there is no waiting or no parking at the curb and the vehicles shouldn’t stop for long or left unattended.

Flight Status

  • The Arriving flight status provides ROC Airport arrival times, gate info, delays, and time to land.
  • The Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, flight delays, departure times, gate information, and map tracking.
  • Book a flight at ROC here, to get the best fares.

Airport Terminals

Rochester Airport ROC features a modern two-story terminal with two concourses and 21 gates.

To see the terminal location, and for more information, please refer to the ROC Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Rochester Airport include Allegiant Air, JetBlue, United Airlines, and more. View the full list of airlines served at ROC Airport here.

Airport Parking

Hourly Lot

The Hourly Parking Lot is an outdoor parking facility and should be used when parking for less than a few hours.

Rates:

First hour: $2

Each additional half-hour: $1

Max per 24hrs: $24

Garage Parking

Garage parking is the only covered facility at the Frederick Douglas – Rochester Airport. It is equipped with elevators and stairways between levels.

Rates:

0-2hrs: $4

Each additional hour: $2

Level 1 & 2 (Max per 24hrs): $16

Roof (Max per 24hrs): $12

Ground Transport

Passengers can choose among a variety of options for ground transportation after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, rentals, airport shuttles, etc. In addition to this, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Taxis, and Lyft.

Car Rentals

Car rental counters at Rochester Airport are located on the lower level adjacent to the baggage claim area. The top car rental providers at ROC include Hertz, Enterprise, and more

Taxis

Taxi Cab Starter Booth is located in front of the main terminal, center entranceway, lower level.

Buses

The Rochester Airport is serviced by the Rochester Transit Service (RTS) throughout the day. The bus shelter is located on the lower level roadway, east end of the airport.

Amenities & Services

To make your stay awesome, Rochester Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Massage bars, and shoeshine stations.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.

Contact Information

Address:1200 Brooks Ave, Rochester, NY 14624, USA

Website: http://www.monroecounty.gov/airport-index.php

Contact: administrator@monroecounty.gov

Phone: (585) 753 7020

Rochester Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • The site of the Greater Rochester International Airport, originally known as Britton Field, was used for aviation purposes as early as 1919.
  • In the 1920s, Eastman Kodak Company and the United States Army used Britton Field as a landing field for the testing of Kodak's aerial photography experiments.
  • In 1928, the name of the aviation field was changed from Britton Field to Rochester Municipal Airport.
  • After the 1963 expansion gave it its final layout, the terminal had ten gates in two concourses.
  • By the early 1980’s conditions at the ROC terminal were beginning to show signs that the facility needed yet again another upgrade to accommodate its continued growth.
  • In February of 2005, the terminal went through yet another renovation to better accommodate record passenger growth.
  • In 2016, ROC was the first airport in New York State to win Governor Andrew Cuomo's Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition.

Airport FAQs

Q: Do I still check-in at the ticket counter at the Rochester Airport if I have an e-ticket?

A: E-ticketed passengers must have a boarding pass before they can pass through security. Passengers can attain boarding passes at the ticket counter, at a self-serve kiosk, or online.

Q: Can luggage be checked-in at the curb at ROC?

A: The Airlines do not offer curbside check-in for luggage at ROC. However, they do offer curbside assistance for passengers who require wheelchair assistance and assistance with their luggage.

Q: How many carry-ons can I bring on board the plane while traveling through Rochester Airport?

A: Passengers are usually permitted to bring one carry-on and one personal item, such as a briefcase, laptop, or purse. This may vary by airline and aircraft type.