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Chicago Rockford International Airport - Articles and news items

RFD releases January passenger numbers

Airport news  •  5 March 2014  •  Chicago Rockford International Airport

The Chicago Rockford International Airport released traffic statistics for January 2014...

RFD releases June passenger numbers year-to-date traffic up 5.5% over 2012

Airport news  •  6 August 2013  •  Chicago Rockford International Airport

The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) released traffic statistics for June 2013...

Chicago Rockford International Airport passenger traffic for January and February 2013

Airport news  •  22 March 2013  •  PR Etc., Inc.

“Although our overall passenger numbers are down..."

Strong passenger growth at the Chicago Rockford International Airport

Airport news  •  12 November 2012  •  PR Etc., Inc.

“Once again, our flights to Denver through Frontier Airlines really helped to boost our passenger numbers..."

Chicago Rockford welcomes the 747-8

Issue 6 2011  •  8 December 2011  •  Ken Ryan, Director of Cargo at Chicago Rockford International Airport

Despite some initial setbacks for delivery, the Boeing 747-8 freighter orders are being completed and flights have begun. The new aircraft is a clear demonstration of today’s demands and needs of cargo carriers to cut costs and maximise efficiencies. The larger, more fuel efficient Dash 8 presents several new advantages and solutions to meet those needs of cargo airlines. Cargolux, the first carrier to receive and utilise the Dash 8 said it expects the new aircraft will deliver profitable growth for their business.While the Dash 8 offers significant benefits to carriers, its operational requirements can also present some logistical challenges to airports. In the United States, there are only a handful of airports that are authorised to handle the aircraft.This is an ideal time and opportunity for alternative airports to grow their cargo traffic by highlighting and promoting benefits and incentives that save carriers even more money and time as a result of less congested airspace and runway traffic congestion, as well as the ability to offer cheaper fees and fewer delays. For example, at Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD), we promote these benefits amongst other advantages such as no parking fees for aircraft and ‘direct in’ approaches. After receiving the Modification of Standards from the FAA for the Dash 8, RFD used this as additional leverage to market the airport’s cargo services.

Chicago Rockford International Airport starts national search for Executive Director

Airport news  •  15 April 2011  •  Greater Rockford Airport Authority

The Greater Rockford Airport Authority begins a national search for an Executive Director of the Chicago Rockford International Airport...


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