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July Activity Sets New Passenger Record for RIC

Aug 29, 2023

RIC Volume Shows Continued Upswing, July Monthly Total Surpasses All-Time Highwater Mark Established in May

The Capital Region Airport Commission today reported 439,951 total passengers for July 2023 at Richmond International Airport (RIC), a new record surpassing the previous mark established earlier this year (431,416 in May).

“While we’re certainly pleased with the July results, we’re not surprised,” said Capital Region Airport Commission president and CEO Perry J. Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P. “The Richmond Region has seen tremendous growth with in-migration, several significant economic development announcements, and an array of attractive new route offerings and enhancements by airlines operating from RIC.”

Three airlines, Breeze, Delta, and Spirit, saw year-over-year traffic increases exceeding 25 percent. For the calendar year to date, passenger traffic has increased 19.2 percent versus a year ago.

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New Route

  • Breeze Airways will offer new winter seasonal flights from Richmond (RIC) to Ft. Myers, FL (RSW) starting November 15th. The flights will operate twice weekly and reconnect RIC and RSW for the first time since the spring of 2005.

Other Matters

  • The Commission welcomed Elias Neujahr, president of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, who presented an overview of the hospital’s services, role, and primary service area.
  • Uday Nethula, the Commission’s human capital and diversity officer, presented findings from a recent survey where 89 percent of Airport Commission employees named Richmond International Airport a Great Place to Work.
  • Paul Barksdale, building services manager, shared a presentation about an innovation recently deployed in the ticketing hall: “Rosie,” an autonomous floor scrubber from Nilfisk.

About Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Richmond International Airport’s vision is to move people, business, and commerce to advance the Richmond region. Nine passenger airlines and four dedicated cargo carriers offer domestic service from Richmond International Airport (RIC) with connecting options to points around the globe. According to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Airport activities create nearly 16,000 jobs and contribute about $2.1 billion in economic activity annually to Virginia’s Capital Region. To learn more, please visit RIC on the web, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

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