Commercial Air Service
Franklin County is fortunate to have three excellent commercial aviation airports within a seventy-five mile radius: Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) (30.3 miles), Lynchburg Regional Airport (55.7 miles), and Piedmont Triad International (75.2 miles). Travel out of Roanoke Regional, the nearest of the three to Franklin County, is convenient and of extremely high quality.
Airlines serving Roanoke Regional include Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Allegiant Air. Roanoke Regional accommodates approximately 123 daily departures from its two runways, one 5,800 feet in length and the other 6,800 feet. The tower operates twenty-four hours per day. The airport terminal boasts wireless internet access, car rentals, food and beverage services, a gift shop, ground transportation services (taxi, bus, and shuttle), a travel agency, and accessibility options.
Non-stop air service to some of the most important air hubs in the United States is available from Roanoke Regional. The Roanoke Regional Airport provides non-stop flight service to and from the following destinations:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Chicago, Illinois (O’Hare)
- New York, New York (La Guardia)
- Orlando, Florida
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- St. Petersburg, Florida (seasonal)
- Washington, D.C. (Dulles)
These are the busiest domestic routes out of ROA, from July 2010 to June 2011.
|1||Charlotte, NC||92,000||American Airlines|
|3||Chicago O’Hare, IL||34,000||United|
|5||Philadelphia, PA||25,000||American Airlines|
|8||New York-LaGuardia, NY||15,000||American Airlines|
|9||St. Petersburg, FL||12,000||Allegiant|