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RFD Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RFD / KRFD
Airport Name: Chicago Rockford International Airport
Location: Rockford, Illinois, United States
GPS Coordinates: 42°11'43"N by 89°5'49"W
Area Served: Rockford, Illinois
Operator/Owner: Greater Rockford Airport Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 742 feet (226 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD):

  • The current terminal was built in 1987 in an effort to expand airline service in Rockford, but the common use of bus service to O'Hare International Airport kept most airlines away from Rockford.
  • Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) has 2 runways.
  • Several airlines have previously served the airport including United Express, Hooters Air, Frontier, Midwest Connect, Midway Connection, Trans Meridian, American Eagle, TWA, Ozark, McClain, Direct Air, Northwest Airlink, etc.
  • In an effort to capitalize on the airport's location from downtown Chicago and about 30 miles from the outermost Chicago suburbs), its name was changed to the Northwest Chicagoland Regional Airport at Rockford in the early 2000s.
  • The furthest airport from Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 11,008 miles (17,716 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • The airport is in a foreign-trade zone.
  • Following the war, the state of Illinois adopted the Airport Authority Act.
  • Because of Chicago Rockford International Airport's relatively low elevation of 742 feet, planes can take off or land at Chicago Rockford International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The closest airport to Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport (JVL), which is located 30 miles (47 kilometers) N of RFD.

Map of Nearest Airports from Chicago Rockford International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Chicago Rockford International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
129.50 miles (47.48 km) NSouthern Wisconsin Regional Airport (JVL)Janesville, Wisconsin, United StatesView Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport Set JVL as destination Airport Get more information about Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport
243.30 miles (69.69 km) SEChicago/Aurora Municipal Airport (AUZ)Aurora, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport Set AUZ as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport
347.89 miles (77.08 km) ESEDuPage Airport (DPA)West Chicago, Illinois, United StatesView DuPage Airport on a map View satellite image of DuPage Airport Set DPA as destination Airport Get more information about DuPage Airport
458.34 miles (93.89 km) SIllinois Valley Regional Airport (VYS)Peru, Illinois, United StatesView Illinois Valley Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Illinois Valley Regional Airport Set VYS as destination Airport Get more information about Illinois Valley Regional Airport
561.49 miles (98.96 km) EChicago Executive Airport (PWK)Chicago/Prospect Heights/Wheeling, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago Executive Airport on a map View satellite image of Chicago Executive Airport Set PWK as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago Executive Airport
662.95 miles (101.31 km) ESEChicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)Chicago, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago O'Hare International Airport on a map View satellite image of Chicago O'Hare International Airport Set ORD as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago O'Hare International Airport
764.75 miles (104.20 km) ENEWaukegan National Airport (UGN)Chicago / Waukegan, Illinois, United StatesView Waukegan National Airport on a map View satellite image of Waukegan National Airport Set UGN as destination Airport Get more information about Waukegan National Airport
865.58 miles (105.55 km) SELewis University Airport (LOT)Chicago / Romeoville, Illinois, United StatesView Lewis University Airport on a map View satellite image of Lewis University Airport Set LOT as destination Airport Get more information about Lewis University Airport
965.77 miles (105.84 km) ENEKenosha Regional Airport (ENW)Kenosha, Wisconsin, United StatesView Kenosha Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Kenosha Regional Airport Set ENW as destination Airport Get more information about Kenosha Regional Airport
1066.39 miles (106.84 km) NDane County Regional Airport (MSN)Madison, Wisconsin, United StatesView Dane County Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Dane County Regional Airport Set MSN as destination Airport Get more information about Dane County Regional Airport
1166.64 miles (107.25 km) SEJoliet Regional Airport (JOT)Joliet, Illinois, United StatesView Joliet Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Joliet Regional Airport Set JOT as destination Airport Get more information about Joliet Regional Airport
1268.06 miles (109.54 km) WSWClinton Municipal Airport (CWI)Clinton, Iowa, United StatesView Clinton Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Clinton Municipal Airport Set CWI as destination Airport Get more information about Clinton Municipal Airport
1373.00 miles (117.48 km) NEWaukesha County Airport (UES)Waukesha, Wisconsin, United StatesView Waukesha County Airport on a map View satellite image of Waukesha County Airport Set UES as destination Airport Get more information about Waukesha County Airport
1474.62 miles (120.09 km) ESEChicago Midway International Airport (MDW)Chicago, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago Midway International Airport on a map View satellite image of Chicago Midway International Airport Set MDW as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago Midway International Airport
1576.11 miles (122.49 km) ENEJohn H. Batten Airport (RAC)Racine, Wisconsin, United StatesView John H. Batten Airport on a map View satellite image of John H. Batten Airport Set RAC as destination Airport Get more information about John H. Batten Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Chicago Rockford International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Chicago Rockford International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,008.37 miles (17,716.21 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
210,984.97 miles (17,678.55 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
310,968.42 miles (17,651.92 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
410,960.25 miles (17,638.77 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
510,915.23 miles (17,566.32 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
610,907.02 miles (17,553.10 km) WAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
710,902.27 miles (17,545.45 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
810,891.99 miles (17,528.92 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
910,873.66 miles (17,499.41 km) WSWKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map View satellite image of Katanning Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
1010,868.46 miles (17,491.04 km) WSWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1110,817.93 miles (17,409.73 km) WSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1210,786.63 miles (17,359.36 km) WSWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1310,775.52 miles (17,341.48 km) WSWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1410,766.29 miles (17,326.62 km) WSWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,728.09 miles (17,265.14 km) SWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport