Senator Durbin, State/Local Leaders to Recognize/Celebrate RFD’s Most Recent Accomplishments

What:  Officials with the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) will host Senator Dick Durbin and other state/local elected leaders to celebrate the airport’s current projects and recent accomplishments. Leaders will celebrate the Airport’s new international cargo center, the AAR/United Airlines partnership and a $19 million ramp expansion.

When: Tuesday, June 1, 2021  11:45 a.m.

Where: AAR Corporation – 6150 Cessna Drive

***Please arrive early as shuttle will take you to the site of the news conference***

Details: Representatives from RFD will be joined by Senator Dick Durbin, State Rep. David Vella, State Rep. Maurice West, State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, State Sen. Steve Stadelman, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara, and Winnebago County Chairman Joe Chiarelli. All will be available for interviews.

About Chicago Rockford International Airport

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is a rapidly expanding international air cargo gateway.  It is the second largest hub in the United States for UPS, one of the world’s leading express freight integrators, as well as being an important mini hub for Amazon Prime Air. RFD boasts a scheduled freighter network serving destinations in Germany, Belgium, India, China, South Korea, and Japan from international tier one freight forwarders such as DB Schenker, DSV and SENATOR.  Air cargo carriers such as MAGMA, Atlas Air, National Air Cargo Airlines and ASL, along with a number of charter air cargo airline operators undertake regular rotations. RFD is served by Allegiant Air, which offers seven nonstop destinations. With a catchment area of over 11 million people located within 90 minutes of RFD, the airport remains a popular and growing alternative airport for consumers in the region. Visit