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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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Sunday Q&A with: Jon E. Mathiasen with RIC

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH (November 3, 2013) Re-Posted from the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Sunday, November 3, 2013. Story by Peter Bacque. Jon E. Mathiasen goes way back with Southwest Airlines. The president and CEO of Richmond International Airport first worked with Southwest Airlines when he was an official at the Midland, Texas, airport from 1983 to 1987. He also dealt…
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VMFA’s “Common Place” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (October 22, 2012) An exhibition of photographs by Virginia artist Andrew Zimmermann opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through February 2013. Photographed within one mile of Zimmermann’s home in Arlington, VA, Common Place explores that sense of strangeness within a…
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VMFA’s “Other Places: Photographs by Mel Kobran” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (October 7, 2013) An exhibition of photographs by Virginia-based artist Mel Kobran, called “Other Places: Photographs by Mel Kobran,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through February 2014. Kobran created the composite images in this exhibition from photographs taken during…
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RIC Goes Greener with Launch of New Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) EasyPark Shuttles

RICHMOND, VA (August 8, 2013) ENVIRONMENTALLY POSITIVE TRANSITION TO CLEANER-BURNING ALTERNATIVE FUEL CREATES OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE RICHMOND REGION ASSETS Richmond International Airport (RIC) today launched service by nine new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) EasyPark shuttle buses. The reduced-emissions shuttles, operated by Standard Parking, offer 24/7/365 door-to-door service between the terminal and RIC’s Economy Parking facilities. “We’re…
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Global Benchmarking Study Ranks RIC as One of the World’s Most Efficient Airports

Richmond, VA (August 2, 2013) AIR TRANSPORT RESEARCH SOCIETY (ATSR) STUDY RANKS RIC #2 IN NORTH AMERICA FOR OPERATING EFFICIENCY, MANAGEMENT AMONG SMALL- AND MID-SIZED AIRPORTS News Facts The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), headquartered at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, was established in 1995 to advance research on global issues on…
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RIC’S Tips for Summer Air Travel

RICHMOND, VA (July 2, 2013) The summer air travel season is heating up right alongside the weather. And with air travel poised for takeoff, 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 features a helpful list of air travel…
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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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