Roanoke Regional Airport Reviews


Roanoke Regional Airport Reviews

Roanoke Regional Airport also known as Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport (IATA: ROA, ICAO: KROA, FAA LID: ROA), also known as Woodrum Field, is a regional airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Roanoke, a city in Roanoke County, Virginia, United States. It is governed by the five-member Roanoke Regional Airport Commission that includes representatives from both the city and county of Roanoke.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 315,293 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 297,588 enplanements in 2009, and 316,478 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).

With a history stretching to the time following World War I, Roanoke Regional Airport has evolved from a pair of dirt runways and a single hangar to a fully equipped, modern airport serving multiple commercial airlines. Today the airport features a terminal building completed in 1989, a pair of asphalt runways, and a control tower completed in 2005 that serves the residents of the greater Roanoke Valley.

Roanoke Regional Airport saw 685,000 passengers in 2007, with 71 percent on-time departures and 68 percent on-time arrivals. The top carriers into Roanoke for 2007 were Piedmont Airlines with 25.96 percent, Atlantic Southeast Airlines with 13.87 percent and Trans States Airlines with 12.98 percent of all passengers. The top destinations from Roanoke for 2007 included Charlotte with 24.2 percent, Atlanta with 18.7 percent and Chicago with 14 percent of all travelers. As of February 2008, 1,379 daily seats were available for passengers traveling from Roanoke.

The Roanoke Regional Airport has two runways and over 60 scheduled flights each day.


ATMs / Cash Machines – Location: to the left of the restaurant entrance (second floor, landside).
Car Rentals – Alamo • Avis • Budget • Hertz • National. Location: first floor, near the baggage claim.
Currency Exchange – not available
Food / Restaurants – The Cafe & Spirits restaurant (hours: 5am -8pm) • Cafe Snack Bar (hours: 5am – 7pm) • Vending Machines (available 24 hours)
Information Desk – not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – not available
Showers – not available
Workstations – desks are available at various points in the concourse (airside) and along the second floor (landside). Electrical outlets are nearby.
Internet: Free WiFi is available at Roanoke Airport. Connect to the ” ROA-WiFi” network.

Airport opening hours:
Open 4am – 1am

Roanoke Regional Airport Official Website

Roanoke Regional Airport Map

Roanoke Regional Airport Weather Forecast

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