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Our local airport, with the ICAO Airport Identifier KROC. More information about airlines and flights are available in the How To Get To Rochester.
Getting to the Airport
The airport is located in the suburb of Gates, southwest of the city on the 390 expressway. It is served by the number 2 bus and taxis. There are two entrances to the airport loop one from the Brooks Ave West exit of 390 expressway; make sure you stay in the right lane and take the ramp. The other is from Scottsville Rd between the police station and the gas station and can be difficult to find.
Parking is available in a parking structure and in an on-airport shuttle lot. The shuttle service, which is run by the airport, is relatively quick and efficient, by major airport standards.
After a remodeling project completed in Summer 2005, all of the airport amenities are available only to passengers who have passed through a security checkpoint.
The airport offers free wireless internet access!
There is an ATM of Canandaigua National Bank (?)
Restaurants include McDonald's, a breakfast cafe, and a bar and grill.
Retail is limited to Hudson News and a couple of specialty retail stores.
Vending kiosk from Park Ave Shirt Company - includes Rochester shirts.
Cost and Alternatives
Rochester had traditionally been one of the most expensive destinations in the United States. The recent arrival of budget carriers JetBlue and AirTran have moderated the average ticket cost at ROC, but it is still expensive to fly to and from here. Some flyers travel to Buffalo to fly Southwest Airlines or other carriers that have cheaper fares because of the competition there.
General Aviation & Private Charter
Private Gulfstream IV taking off Runway 28 ©2007 Christopher Wahl
The Airport also has two FBOs (Fixed Based Operations) which provide aviation services to both tenant and transient aircraft. Both FBOs have their main facilities on Scottsville Road. Each have contracts with different airlines to provide fuel services. The five large tanks that can be seen when passing the airport on Interstate 390 are filled with 45,000 gallons of Jet-A (at max capacity), a fuel made from refined kerosene and pumped into turbine powered aircraft. The fuel farm, as it is called, is owned by Monroe County, but run by USAirports.
USAirports is a locally owned location and is run by Anthony J Costello & Son Management Inc. The primary facility is on the south side of the airport, just past Landmark Aviation. It houses Bausch and Lomb and Constellation Brands aircraft while also serving any transient aircraft that may come through. The northern facility, located off of Brooks Ave, behind the USAirports Corp. Building (the building with the temp/clock on it seen when entering the airport), houses the USAirports Aircraft Charter service, PF Air, Jet Aviation, and Rochester Aviation aircraft. This facility is usually only used for tenant aircraft. Transient aircraft are generally directed to the south side ramp.
Landmark Aviation is a national chain FBO. Their two locations, both on Scottsville Road, at East and West. The West facility is the primary one and across the street from the Landing Strip Grill and Bar. The East facility is located next to Rochester Air Center and houses AirVenture Aviation.
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2009-07-29 15:07:38 Is there covered bicycle parking at the airport? —PatrickR