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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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RIC Reports New January Record, 8.2% Upswing in Traffic

For the 28th consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports record monthly passenger traffic as January 2020’s count (320,991) surpassed the previous record (296,735) established a year ago by 8.2 percent.  RIC’s passenger traffic is up 5.5 percent for Fiscal Year 2020.   “With seven consecutive years of growth in the books, it’s very satisfying…
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Allegiant Begins New Nonstop Service to Punta Gorda with Round-Trip Fares as Low as $75 Each Way*

Allegiant (http://ir.allegiantair.com/) begins service Friday, Feb. 14, from Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new route as low as $75 each way.* “Allegiant’s new service in Richmond gives our customers more options for their vacation destinations just in time for spring break…
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Richmond International Airport (RIC) Reports 4.38 Million Passengers in 2019, a New Annual Record

At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) today reported a new annual record of 4,379,663 passengers, eclipsing the previous mark established a year ago by 7.4 percent. Additionally, with a passenger traffic count of 381,767, December 2019 established a new December record, topping last year’s mark by 12.7…
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Richmond (RIC) Reports New October Record as Passenger Traffic Increases 2.9%

At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported an October 2019 passenger traffic count of 393,124, making October 2019 the second-busiest month in the Airport’s history and the 25th consecutive month of record passenger traffic. Passenger Traffic In October, RIC had a 2.9 percent passenger traffic increase versus…
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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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