Roanoke Regional Airport Commission
- Transportation & Transfer
In 1987, ownership of Roanoke Regional Airport was transferred to the newly formed Roanoke Regional Airport Commission. The Commission immediately began to market the airport, attract additional airline services and further upgrade the facilities. Construction on the current terminal began in 1987 and was completed in late 1989, making the Roanoke Regional Airport an aesthetically appealing, easy to navigate and thoroughly modern facility.
During the next fifteen years, the Commission undertook the construction of about $56.7 million in airfield improvements, resulting in a virtually brand new airfield for this eighty-five year old facility.
Beginning January 1, 2014 Roanoke's airport became known as Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. The new name reflects the growing economic connection between, and interdependence of, the citizens and businesses of the Roanoke and the New River Valleys.
Things really are taking off at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.