Rochester International Airport (RST) announced that new, nonstop United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, between Denver International Airport (DEN) and RST will begin on October 1, 2020. The new flights will provide travelers access to United’s global network via the airline’s Denver hub. The Denver hub provides one-stop access to 37 new cities from RST. The daily route will be flown onboard a 50-seat CRJ200 aircraft.
The Rochester International Airport (RST) delivered exciting travel news for the region recently with the announcement of new airline service at RST.
Beginning in July, Elite Airways will operate nonstop flights to two new destinations from RST: Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) and St. Augustine, Florida (UST).
“The Rochester International Airport is a critical asset to the community,” says Destination Medical Center (DMC) Economic Development Agency Executive Director Lisa Clarke. “The launch of this new air service is great news for Rochester and southeastern Minnesota and aligns nicely with the DMC initiative and the growth of the region.”
2017 was a big year for the Rochester International Airport (RST), which saw a 27% increase in passengers over 2016.
Why the significant year-over-year increase?
In 2017, RST introduced several new flight options. United Airlines added new service to Chicago O’Hare, Delta increased frequency on routes to Atlanta and Minneapolis, and American Airlines continued to offer daily flights to Chicago O’Hare as well.