Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport(Woodrum Field) (Guide)

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport-IATA: ROA, ICAO: KROA, FAA LID: ROA, (Woodrum Field) is a public airport located three miles northwest of Roanoke, Virginia, the U.S. The airport is governed by Roanoke Regional Airport Commission, which is a five-member team including representatives from the city of Roanoke and the county of Roanoke. ROA has two asphalt runways and operates approximately 60 scheduled flights daily. For the years of 2017-2021, the FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems categorized the airport as a non-hub primary commercial service facility. There are two cargo and five-passenger airlines serving at the airport, including Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Express. These airlines are operating flights to Atlanta, Orlando, etc.

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport(Woodrum Field) (Guide)

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport-IATA: ROA, ICAO: KROA, FAA LID: ROA, (Woodrum Field) is a public airport located three miles northwest of Roanoke, Virginia, the U.S. The airport is governed by Roanoke Regional Airport Commission, which is a five-member team including representatives from the city of Roanoke and the county of Roanoke. ROA has two asphalt runways and operates approximately 60 scheduled flights daily. For the years of 2017-2021, the FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems categorized the airport as a non-hub primary commercial service facility. There are two cargo and five-passenger airlines serving at the airport, including Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Express. These airlines are operating flights to Atlanta, Orlando, etc.

Capacity

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is spanned on 912 acres, and the airport has two runways. Both of them are asphalt runways, and they are 2,100m x 46 m and 1,770 m x 46 m long. ROA has one passenger terminal, five control towers, and long and short term parking lots. Nowadays, there are 98 based aircraft at the airport, including Airbus A320, Boeing717, Canadair Regional Jets, Boeing 757, and so on.

History

Building an airport in Roanoke was a priority for local leaders for many years. After the first world war ended, they bought land six miles north of the city and intended to build a flight school, aircraft base, and a landing strip. The first facility had two dirt runways and a single hangar. In 1933, Ludington Airlines made a stop at Roanoke on their way from New York to Nashville. This trip was the first use of the facility.

American Airlines began its service at Roanoke airport in 1934 but soon moved to Lynchburg, due to the bad conditions of the airport. On 15 December 1941, the airport was named Woodrum Field after a congressional representative Clifton A. Woodrum. In 1950 the airport had three runways.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport never had an international flight, but in 2001, Airport Commission tried to change its name to Roanoke International Airport. Because of economic downtown airports was not able to take international flights, so the airport remained the same. There were five control towers at the airport, and the first was built in 1943. The present tower is 60 meters in height and is named after John Hinkle.