Our airport is called the Greater Rochester International Airport. A new study details international travel out of Rochester.
– In 2011, 174,527 international traveled arrived and departed from the Rochester airport.
– International travel to and from Rochester increased 14 percent from 2003.
– Rochester is ranked 57th of 90 metro areas in international travel.
– More people are traveling between Rochester and Latin American and the Caribbean, accounting for 36 percent of international travel in 2011, up 48 percent from 2003.
– Fewer people are traveling between Rochester and Western Europe. These trips made up 33 percent of international travel in 2011, down 3 percent from 2003.
– Travel to and from Asia is down 9 percent from 2003, making up 7 percent of Rochester’s international travel in 2011.
– Travel to Eastern Europe increased 60 percent between 2003 and 2011, accounting for 4 percent of international travel to and from Rochester.
– Travel to and from the Middle East went up 168 percent between 2003 and 2011, accounting for 3 percent of Rochester’s international travel. Travel to Sub-Saharan African doubled during this time, making up 2 percent of international travel.
– About 4 percent of Rochester travelers can fly direct to their destinations.
Here are the top five international destinations for Rochester passengers and the percentage travel changed between 2003-2011:
- 1. Cancun (up 132 percent)
- 2. London (down 26 percent)
- 3. Montego Bay (up 81 percent)
- 4. Paris (down 24 percent)
- 5. Punta Cana, D.R. (up 475 percent)
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