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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Seeking Additional Input on 20-Year Master Plan

Alexa Briehl

ROANOKE, Va. (June 2023) – Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is again hosting an open meeting inviting the public to voice their opinions about the airport’s Master Plan, a guiding document for how the airport can meet the needs of the region over the next 20 years and beyond.

The voice of the community is critical in this process and attendance is encouraged for those who could not attend the April 27 open house. Community members are again invited to attend a public workshopon June 8 from 4-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Roanoke Airport – Conference Center to learn more about the Master Plan, share ideas, and ask questions. Visit to learn more.

Following the event, the public will also be able to share their thoughts via an online public forum. Community insights collected will help shape projects that have the potential to fuel the growth of the region for decades.

The Master Plan, a required study by the Federal Aviation Administration for airports of all sizes to evaluate and determine long-term development plans, assesses needs across five key areas for the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport – Airfield (runways), Cargo, General/Private Aviation, Terminal, and Parking; and the requirements the airport will need to meet in order to maintain and enhance existing safety areas, accommodate increased passenger levels, and support future economic development.


About the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) is the primary airport for Virginia’s Blue Ridge and the New River Valley. ROA serves over 710,000 passengers per year via four airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air) with nonstop service to six (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Washington Dulles) hub cities, as well as weekly flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. To learn more, please visit