Upgrades and improvements are coming to the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport! As a result, there will be some minor disruptions and closures throughout the Airport campus. We apologize for the inconvenience, but are excited for the efficiencies and enhancements that will improve the passenger experience at ROC!

Construction Map

About ROC

Updated DBE Goal

Updated DBE Goal for Fredrick Douglass-Greater Rochester International Airport
The Monroe County Airport Authority proposes a revised overall goal of 6.0 percent for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded projects for federal fiscal years 2021, 2022 and 2023. The proposed goal and its rationale are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Frederick Douglass-Greater Rochester International Airport, 1200 Brooks Avenue, Rochester NY 14624. Comments on the goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this notice by the Monroe County Airport Authority, Maryanne Fedison, Finance Administrator, 1200 Brooks Avenue, Rochester NY 14624, and the FAA Office of Civil Rights, Diane Gillam, DBE/ACDBE Compliance Specialist, FAA Southern Regional Office, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337.


Advertising Opportunities

ROC offers a variety of opportunities for local businesses and corporations to advertise their products in our terminal. Our Airport is a great place to purchase advertising space, the advertising is highly visible throughout our terminal and is available on both sides of security. Over 2.5 million passengers traveled through ROC in 2018 and that doesn't even count the hundreds of thousands of meeters and greeters that fill our airport annually.

ROC is the first impression business travelers get of the Greater Rochester region. Advertising at ROC portrays the many important contributions local businesses and corporations have leant to our regions economic vitality. For more information about advertising in the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) please contact slucania@monroecounty.gov or contact Stephanie at 585 753-7155.

Six billboard locations are available for advertising along I-390 adjacent to the Airport.  For more information about advertising on these billboards please contact Lamar at 585-244-5330.

Airport Tours

**NOTICE **  The ROC Airport is suspending our Airport Tour and Sleepover program for the foreseeable future. 

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for this inconvenience and we will let you know when airport tours/sleepovers become available to rebook in the future.

To see how it all works, the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport offers an Airport Tour Program. Tours are available and offered without charge to groups such as schools, scouting organizations, senior centers, church clubs, professional societies, etc.

What You Will See
Our tours provide a close-up look at Monroe County’s airport and how it operates, as well as useful traveling tips. Tour participants see an airport in action.

In addition to airport and aviation commentary by a tour guide, presentations may be offered by different airport specialty groups, such as airline representatives, U.S. Customs, airport fire and rescue, airport officials, law enforcement agencies and security specialists etc.

We can customize a tour to fit the interests or special needs of different groups. Tours generally take one to three hours and group sizes are typically limited to 24 people.

Making Arrangements
Advance reservations are required, and can be made by filling out our online reservation form:

 Book Airport Tour or Scout Sleepover Online

If you have any questions please contact Airport Administration by email mcairport@monroecounty.gov or phone (585) 753-7020.

Air Cargo Facilities

We provide the service and efficiency your shipping operations demand with outstanding cargo facilities, congestion-free air space, a wide selection of commercial carriers, U.S. Customs and a location in easy reach of major U.S. markets.

Our cargo shippers include:

Aviation Services - Fixed Base Operators (FBO)

Friendly professional staff members are ready, willing and able to go the extra mile to provide flight crews and their passengers everything they may need. USAirports and AVFLIGHT offers a wide variety of aviation needs such as, maintenance, avionics, weather/ flight planning, quick turn fuel service, de-icing and much more.

USAirports Flight Support
1295 Scottsville Road
Rochester, New York 14624
Phone: 585 527-6835
Fax: 585 527-6837
USAirports Flight Support website

AVFLIGHT Rochester Corporation
1205 Scottsville Road
Rochester, New York 14624
Phone: 585 235-9040
Fax: 585 235-5816

Business Opportunities

The Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport periodically has terminal space available for food, retail and service concession business opportunities. As these opportunities develop, Monroe County will advertise a “Request for Proposal” in The Daily Record and other business publications for the specific concession. Please refer to recent editions of the The Daily Record for any current request information.

Construction, Planning and Environmental Information

Employment Opportunities

The Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is owned and operated by Monroe County however most airport employment opportunities are through the Federal Government,  VMD Corp.Mapco Parking, car rental agencies or the airlines. Limited janitorial and maintenance positions are occasionally available throught the County. Check the Human Resource Department Job Opportunity page for openings, if any.

Federal Employment
Air traffic control positions are handled by the FAA. Some security positions are handled by the Transportation Security Administration. 

Security Screening 
Security screening at ROC is conducted by a private vendor. Security screening employment opportunities can be found at the VMD Corp., web site.

Parking and Shuttlebus
Parking attendants and shuttlebus drivers are employed by a private vendor. Apply online with MapcoParking.

Airline Employment
Airline employment opportunities are handled by each airline individually. Applications can be obtained by visiting the airport and contacting each individual ticket counter. Opportunities are also available online.

Car Rental Positions
The car rental agencies located in the airport terminal do their own hiring. You may apply at their counters within the airport or visit their websites. For a complete listing of Car Rentals service ROC, please click here.

PrimeFlight Aviation Services
Wheelchair and Skycap services are provided by PrimeFlight Aviation Services.  Applications can be submitted online at the website by clicking here.

Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for all aircraft operations on the ground and in the airspace of the Rochester International Airport. The FAA operates the Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and the Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). Click here to visit the FAA website.

Rochester Air Traffic Control Tower
1375 Scottsville Road
Rochester NY 14624
Phone: 585 463-3800

FAA Flight Standards District Office
Rochester FSDO, EA-23
One Airport Way, Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585 436-3880
Fax: 585 436-2322

FAA Flight Service Weather

Flight Schools

There are two Flight Schools located off Scottsville Road across from the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport. Use the links below to view the information on private flying lessons and working towards your private pilots license.

National Air Carrier Association

Founded in February 1997, the members of the Air Carrier Association of America have brought affordable airfares to the American traveler. The deregulation of the airline industry was based upon new entry, open markets, and a level playing field. Our goals include enhancing security and safety requirements while improving the travel experience. In order to expand opportunities for airline competition, the Association works with airports, business travelers, consumer groups, and local officials to eliminate barriers that block meaningful competition by low-fare carriers. We want to ensure that carriers have the ability to compete at all airports throughout the U.S. We also want to ensure that all travelers have low-fare options. To achieve these results, we continue to urge Congress and government agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, to take all steps necessary to promote the future of deregulation.

By promoting the availability of low-fare service, we have allowed American travelers to:

  • Visit family members
  • Go away to school
  • Take hard-earned vacations
  • Receive important medical treatment
  • Visit hometowns and see old friends
  • Provide valuable travel experiences for children and families
  • Be there for the birth of a child or to be with a loved one
  • Make valuable face-to-face contacts for business
  • Take last minute trips

Learn more about the National Air Carrier Association

Upcoming Projects

Bid packages for projects at ROC Airport and Monroe County can be obtained by visiting the Purchasing Department section of the Monroe County webpage.

Visit the Purchasing Department Bids Page