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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 Sarasota with Fares as Low as $65*

RICHMOND, VA (November 13, 2018) — Allegiant today announces service from Richmond to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) beginning April 4, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $65.* “We’re thrilled to be adding a new destination for Richmond-area travelers,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of…
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Despite Florence, RIC Reports New September Record

Richmond International Airport, VA  (October 31, 2018) – Despite six days’ of schedule impacts due to Hurricane Florence, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new monthly record as 321,484 passengers used the facility in September 2018, topping the previous mark set two years ago. This is the 12th consecutive monthly record at RIC. Passenger Traffic…
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Airport Awards $28.488 Million Concourse A Extension Project

Richmond International Airport, VA – September 25, 2018 At its monthly meeting, the Capital Region Airport Commission today awarded the Concourse A Extension Project of Richmond International Airport (RIC) to W.M. Schlosser Company, Inc., of Hyattsville, Maryland. The company’s bid of $28,488,000 was within two percent of the cost estimate for the project. “The Concourse…
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For the September NASCAR Race Week, Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Waive Fuel Flowage Fee for General Aviation Aircraft

Richmond International Airport, VA – September 5, 2018 Members of the Capital Region Airport Commission, appointed by the four participating jurisdictions of the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the city of Richmond, unanimously supported a resolution at the body’s recent monthly meeting to waive the $0.06 per gallon fuel flowage fee for general aviation…
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RIC Traffic Jumps 12.4% to Establish a New July Record

Richmond International Airport, VA – August 31, 2018 At the August meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported a new monthly record for the tenth consecutive month as 373,066 travelers transited the facility in July 2018, topping the previous mark of 337,474 set in July 2007. “The last several months…
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Airport Minority Advisory Council Presents RIC CEO and President with Hall of Fame Award at Annual Conference

Richmond International Airport, VA – August 30, 2018 The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) recognized Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Commission, with a Hall of Fame award at the Catalyst Awards luncheon at its 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference in Seattle on Friday, August 24, 2018. “AMAC…
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RIC CEO And President Announces Intent To Retire In 2019

Richmond International Airport, VA (August 1, 2018) Current CEO and president, Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE, who joined the Capital Region Airport Commission from Texas in 2000, has announced his intent to retire in August of 2019. The Commission confirms that it is forming a search committee to identify the next senior staff leader for Richmond International…
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June Passenger Traffic Sets All-Time Monthly Record At RIC

Richmond International Airport, VA (July 31, 2018) At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new all-time monthly passenger traffic record of 373,379 travelers in June 2018. This is the third time since October 2017 that a new all-time one-month record has been established at the facility. “While…
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Statement Regarding Breastfeeding In Public Venues Such As Richmond International Airport (RIC)

  Richmond International Airport, VA (July 13, 2018) Virginia law clearly supports a mother’s right to breastfeed her child in a public venue like Richmond International Airport. Unfortunately, yesterday afternoon, July 12, 2018, a law enforcement officer at the Airport, in response to a patron’s complaint, approached a nursing mother about breastfeeding her child in public.…
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