The Rockford Airport works!

The Northwest Chicagoland Airport at Rockford (NCAR) recently introduced low-cost, hassle-free, non-stop air service to Orlando and Las Vegas. To make regional travelers aware of this new service, NCAR is establishing an e-mail-based network to notify potential customers of promotional fares, added destinations, and rebate offers.

If you would like to save on airline fares and be “in the know,” please:

· Send an e-mail to

· Enter “RFD” in the subject line

· Include your name, city, and zip code in the e-mail.

You’ll find some overview facts on the Web site to acquaint you with the airport, as well as a representative comment from one of our customers.

Northwest Chicagoland Airport at Rockford is an $800 million facility with:

n Two runways (which will accommodate any plane, regardless of size),

n Category III landing system, enabling landing/takeoff in virtually all weather (only five other airports in the Midwest have this system: O’Hare, Detroit, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, & St. Louis)

n Second-largest UPS hub in the nation (and overall ranked 23rd in the nation as a cargo hub)

n 3,000 acres, easily expandable to accommodate 15 million passengers per year (by comparison, Chicago’s Midway Airport has 640 acres)

n Airspace operated by FAA as “separate” from Chicago airspace (thus, no delays)

n FREE customer parking, right in front of the terminal

n Easy Interstate access via I-39 or I-90

We’ve received extremely positive feedback from customers. Here’s one, from the legislative aide to a U.S. Senator:

“Last Thursday night I did something impulsive. My wife’s family lives in Naples, Florida, and they were going to spend the weekend in Disney World. I got online and booked my wife a flight on TMA to leave the next day. WOW!!! The cost of the ticket was $56 each way!!!!

“The best part of the story is what happened to her when she got to RFD. First she gets a FREE parking spot directly across the street from the terminal. Secondly, as she gets out of the car, a sky-cap walks up to her car and takes her bag out of her car and carries it in to the terminal and puts it on the scale at the ticket counter. SHE NEVER TOUCHED HER BAG ONCE SHE ARRIVED IN THE PARKING LOT. Then, much to her surprise, she got lunch on the flight. The flight arrived 10 minutes early in Orlando.

On Sunday she returns and gets in her car, and in 40 minutes (we live in Dixon) she is home. This was an amazing experience!”

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n TransMeridian Air Service from Rockford:



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