Chicago Rockford International Airport
2 Airport Circle Rockford, IL
The Greater Rockford Airport Authority is one of the oldest airport authorities in the United States. Formed in 1946, the Authority has four jurisdictions who appoint a seven-member Board of Commissioners.
The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is located 68 miles northwest of Chicago and encompasses over 3,000 acres. RFD is home to 30 industrial tenants and the largest regional parcel-sorting facility in the UPS system - the only facility of its type that handles coast-to-coast cargo. The airport has progressively evolved from a general aviation facility to a dynamic commercial service airport.
RFD is presently ranked as a Top 25 US cargo airport and the 215th largest passenger airport. Currently, Allegiant Air offers non-stop flights to: Orlando/Sanford, Las Vegas, Clearwater/St. Pete (Tampa Bay Area), Fort Myers, and Phoenix/Mesa. Apple Vacations offers seasonal service to Cancun, Punta Cana, and Puerto Vallarta. Depending on the season, up to 31 flights depart from RFD each week.
RFD is an international airport capable of landing aircraft in Category III conditions. These state-of-the-art facilities, when coupled with runway lengths of 10,000 ft. and 8,200 ft., allow RFD to land any jet aircraft operating in the world today - even under the most adverse conditions. RFD’s modern two-story 50,000 sq. ft. terminal building has a “hassle-free” environment with jet bridge boarding.
RFD is a United States Customs Port of Entry, home to 30 industrial tenants and the Authority is grantee for Foreign Trade Zone #176. The diverse activities at RFD cause it to have a greater economic impact on the region it serves than any other commercial service airport in the State of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago's system of airports.
RFD starts your vacation upon arrival with free parking, complimentary shuttle service and short lines.
RFD’s convenient layout and traffic flow makes pick-up and drop-off a breeze. Express lanes are provided for picking up or dropping off passengers at the curb directly in front of the terminal. RFD Ambassadors are available curbside and inside to assist you with your baggage. Traveling international? RFD also offers the best way back to the United States with its hassle-free, fast, Customs experience.
Both Allegiant and Apple Vacations fly to exotic destinations. Home to several cargo carriers,most notably UPS