From its modest beginnings in 1938 to its current status as the region’s primary link to the global air transportation network, Norfolk International Airport (ORF) has continually grown and adapted to meet ever-changing air service needs.

Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United Airlines along with their affiliate airline partners, offer convenient flights with affordable fares to hundreds of cities. This high level of global access provides the connectivity to easily reach major cities worldwide. According to the FAA, ORF’s passenger activity is ranked in the top 13% of commercial service airports in the United States with nearly 3.4 million scheduled passengers served in 2017.

Beginning in 2010, the Norfolk Airport Authority began a multi-phase process to improve public areas of the airport terminals, concourses and the general aviation terminal. Renovations and improvements to the facilities and passenger experience will continue for the next several years. Additionally, Norfolk Airport Authority is updating the Airport Master Plan to include projects that will extend the useful life and value of the Airport to meet the air transportation needs of the region over the next 20 years. 

According to a 2017 Virginia Department of Aviation Economic Impact Study of the Virginia Airport System (9 commercial service and 57 public-use general aviation airports), Norfolk International Airport’s total economic impacts supported 14,920 jobs, with a payroll of over $600 million and a total economic output of $1.8 billion.

Norfolk International Airport is poised for growth and is dedicated to serving the region’s travelers with convenient air service in an efficient and pleasant travel environment.