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While aeronautical activities in the area date back to reconnaissance and artillery spotting from hot air balloons in the 1860s during the American Civil War, Richmond International Airport’s history officially began on October 15, 1927, with Charles Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis serving as the airport’s first official visitors. In 2007, the airport completed a major renovation project, establishing it as one of the most modern and well-equipped airports in the eastern United States.

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Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Punta Gorda

Richmond International Airport, VA (November 12, 2019) — Allegiant today announces service from Richmond to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) beginning Feb. 13, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $65.* “We’re thrilled to continue our expansion in Richmond and add another new route,” said Drew Wells,…
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Winter Reminders at RIC

Richmond International Airport, VA (November 12, 2019) – Since winter months offer potential for snow, sleet, freezing rain and/or ice, you can help to make your trip go as smoothly as possible by checking with your airline – via its website or mobile app – regarding your flight status prior to leaving for the airport. Passengers…
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RIC Reports 8% Traffic Jump, New September Record

Richmond International Airport, VA  (October 29, 2019) – The Capital Region Airport Commission today reports that Richmond International Airport (RIC) set a new monthly passenger record as September 2019 traffic showed an 8.0 percent increase over the same period a year ago (347,267 this year vs. 321,484 in September 2018, the previous September record). The September…
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Richmond International Airport Reports New All-Time Best Passenger Traffic Month

Richmond International Airport, VA (September 25, 2019) – At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported that August 2019 set a new, all-time, one month total passenger traffic record of 398,592, surpassing the previous mark established in May 2019 (392,263). This is the sixth occasion since October 2017…
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RIC’s Value Season Air Travel Tips

Richmond International Airport, VA (September 19, 2019) – Enjoying your next trip starts with planning ahead and Richmond International Airport (RIC) wants to make sure that you and your family get a fair shake when you take to the skies. That’s why RIC offers some important things to remember before you take your next flight:…
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Passenger Traffic Sets New July Record at RIC

Richmond International Airport, VA (August 27, 2019) – The Capital Region Airport Commission reports a new month of July record as 386,931 travelers transited through Richmond International Airport (RIC) in July 2019, topping the previous mark of 373,066 set a year ago. July was also the second-best passenger traffic month in the airport’s history and represents…
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New Traffic Record as RIC Reports 4.27 Million Passengers in FY2019

Richmond International Airport, VA (July 30, 2019) – At today’s Capital Region Airport Commission meeting, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported FY19 passenger traffic of 4,267,825, a new fiscal year record and an increase of 11.5 percent over the previous year. Furthermore, with airlines reporting 383,535 passengers for June 2019, RIC established a new June passenger…
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Capital Region Airport Commission Names Perry Miller President and CEO of Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport, VA (July 9, 2019) – The Capital Region Airport Commission announced today that its board has appointed Perry J. Miller, M.S., A.A.E., IAP as president and CEO effective August 19, 2019. Miller succeeds Jon Mathiasen, A.A.E., who served as president and CEO since 2000 and announced his plans to retire last year.…
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Richmond (RIC) Reports May Traffic, New All-Time Record

At the June monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported that May 2019 set a new single-month record of 392,263 passengers, surpassing the previous mark established in August 2018 (383,272). This is the fifth occasion since October 2017 that an all-time monthly record has been reported by the Airport.…
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