Air travel impacted by pandemic

Since late January, the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission (RRAC) has intensely monitored the coronavirus outbreak around the world, classified as a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

This situation remains fluid, and the RRAC has a communication network established with federal, state and local partners including Roanoke City Health Department, Virginia Department of Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), and other related organizations.

Due to the significant decrease in passenger traffic, the airlines serving the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) have dramatically reduced the current air service. The legacy carriers, American, Delta and United, are often cancelling flights the day before or day of departure.

If you must travel, contact the carrier directly before heading to the airport.

If you must fly know that the Airport Commission has been vigilant and proactive in the approach to maintain a healthy environment for all travelers, stakeholders, and staff. The primary goal is to prevent transmission through disinfection of facilities, raising awareness of public health measures, and reducing person-to-person transmission.

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