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Chicago Rockford International Airport Code RFD

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 42°11'43"N / -89°-5'-49"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KRFD
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 6:37 am

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About Chicago Rockford International Airport Code

Chicago Rockford International Airport code is RFD. This facility is located four miles south of Rockford in Illinois at an elevation of 226 meters above sea level. 

About Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)

Nestled in the heart of Winnebago County, Illinois, Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is a hub of UPS Airlines serving five destinations with direct services throughout the year. The facility has been a host of several airshows ever since, some of which often turned out to be the largest of its kind in Northern Illinois. 

Some of the busiest routes from Chicago Rockford International Airport include Punta Gorda (Florida), Phoenix/Mesa (Arizona), and St. Petersburg/Clearwater (Florida). Chicago Rockford International Airport, also known as The Rockford airport, is spread across an area of 2,900 acres featuring two world-class runways. According to a 2017 report, the airport handled over 39,642 aircraft operations including 61% general aviation, 31% airline, 4% military, and 3% air taxi. 

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) Runways

1/19 : 8200×150 ft ILS equipped 

7/25 : 10,002×150 ft ILS equipped 

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) Terminal

The airport hosts a terminal that was built in 1987 to keep up with the exponentially growing services. The terminal was named Donald A. Manzullo International Terminal in 2013 and in 2017 given permission to expand its cargo and terminal areas. 

Nearest Airports to Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)

Chicago O’Hare : 63 miles 

Chicago Midway : 75 miles 

Milwaukee General Mitchell : 80 miles 

Quad City : 88 miles

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)

Allegiant Air

Major Cargo Airlines Operating from Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)

Amazon Air 

UPS Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
01-19 8,199 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
07-25 10,004 ft 150 ft Partially concrete, asphalt or bitumen-bound macadam Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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