Rockford Airport (KRFD) is booming with business and expanding rapidly these days. They have ABX daily cargo service that flies in and out of RFD now. Also they have Air Transport International as well.
They are expanding the Rockford Airport terminal, which should be finished in 2017.
The new MRO (largest nationwide and third-largest global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider, AAR) is sheduled to open this year. This will bring all types of aircraft both civilian and military in for maintenance and repairs.
Rockford already hosts several commercial flights from Allegiant, Elite Airways, etc… bringing the area residents to destinations all around the USA including Colorado, Florida, Las Vegas, etc… And there are rumors more destinations are being added.
Rockford Airport hosts many politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and teams, VIP’s, plus much more. You just never know who you may see!!!
Rockford Airport gets a lot of diversion flights when the weather gets bad out in Chicago. Or if the Chicago traffic is bad. Many of the aircraft in the holding patterns fly into Rockford to refuel while waiting to land in Chicago. American Airlines, United, etc… they all fly into Rockford Airport.
For all those people out there that like to watch aircraft, the Rockford Airport is very plane spotter friendly! You can get the information at http://rickietraeger.com/rockford-airport-planespotting/
The Rockford Airport has 2 runways.
The Runway 7/25 that is East/West is approx. 10,002 feet long! This runway is able to handle any and all types of aircraft.
Runway 1/19 that runs North/South is approx. 8,200 feet long! this can handle most types of aircraft as well.
Rockford Airport has free parking, free baggage carts, free wifi, short lines, plus much more!
Rockford Airport is expanding and has many great things and many great things to come!
Check out the Rockford Airport website at http://flyrfd.com