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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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VMFA’s “Unlinked: Photographs by Matthew Warren” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, VA (June 24, 2013) – An exhibition of photographs by Richmond-based artist Matthew Warren, called “Unlinked: Photographs by Matthew Warren,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through October 2013. In these vibrant and eye-catching photographs, Warren takes a look at the…
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Capital Region Airport Commission Receives Airport Minority Advisory Council Award

Richmond, VA (June 13, 2013) The Capital Region Airport Commission was named a recipient of a 2013 Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Award. The airport was recognized in the category entitled Award of the Organization-Regional Airports for initiatives that promoted the growth and development of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).  The award was announced this week at AMAC’s…
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Southwest Announces New Service and $89 Fares for Richmond

DALLAS, TX (May 7, 2013) $89 FARES BETWEEN RICHMOND AND ORLANDO Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced new service beginning Nov. 3, 2013, to Richmond with a daily nonstop flight to Orlando. AirTran Airways will continue to operate nonstop service between Richmond and Atlanta. Also on Nov. 3, 2013, Southwest will begin service to Pensacola…
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RIC to Give Nascar Fans a Break on Plane Fuel

RICHMOND, VA (March 28, 2013) Richmond International Airport (RIC) is putting its money where its welcome for NASCAR is. Teams and fans flying corporate and private aircraft into RIC for NASCAR race week April 22-28 will save six cents on every gallon of aviation fuel they buy for their planes — for about a one percent…
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VMFA’s “Reflections Of Our Past” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (February 25, 2013) An exhibition of photographs by Virginia artist Aaron Sanders, called “Reflections of Our Past,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through June 2013. In these photographs, Sanders captures reflections not only of that illustrious history but also…
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West Cary Group Launches New Mobile-Ready Website for RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (July 17, 2012) West Cary Group, a minority-owned marketing communications and advertising agency headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has redesigned and relaunched the official website of Richmond International Airport (RIC). “West Cary Group is delivering on its pledge of helping to make RIC known as one of the most digitally relevant airports in the country,”…
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Airtran Airways Gate Change Announcement

RICHMOND, Virginia (June 27, 2012) AirTran Airways will move from Concourse A to Concourse B at Richmond International Airport (RIC) effective Thursday, June 28, 2012. The airline will operate all flights from gates B11 and B13 in Concourse B. AirTran travelers are encouraged to check their boarding passes for gate change information. AirTran began service at…
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VMFA’s “American Places” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (June 26, 2012) An exhibition of photographs by Virginia artist William Wylie opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through October 2012. In this exhibition Wylie uses part of the landscape-in both cases a pathway-to document a place. One is the…
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Air Traffic at RIC Rose 3.2% in April 2012

RICHMOND, Virginia (May 31, 2012) TRAFFIC WAS FUELED BY DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH FROM LOW COST CARRIERS AIRTRAN AIRWAYS (+14.3%) AND JETBLUE AIRWAYS (+11.8%) At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) released information about key growth in passenger and cargo activity for April 2012. Passenger Traffic: For April 2012, RIC reports…
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