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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 Sets All-Time April Passenger Mark

Richmond, VA (May 28, 2015) RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GROWTH TREND CONTINUES INTO 14TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports that the April 2015 total passenger count set an all-time April monthly record, as 300,491 total passengers used the airport, surpassing the previous April total passenger record of 298,209 passengers set in 2007. “Richmond International Airport…
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Vacation Express Celebrates Inaugural Flight from Richmond to Cancun

RICHMOND, VA  (April 6, 2015) EXCLUSIVE FLIGHTS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AUGUST 3, 2015 Today, Vacation Express celebrates the inaugural flight from Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Cancun International Airport (CUN). This flight is the beginning of weekly, exclusive, nonstop flights to Cancun, Mexico, for travelers vacationing in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Riviera Maya and Cozumel. “Richmond International…
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TSA Pre✓® Application Center (Closed) Inside RIC

 RICHMOND, Virginia (March 9, 2015) The RIC TSA Pre✓® Enrollment Center has permanently closed effective Monday, December 12, 2016. The Enrollment Center is now located in the DMV office at 2300 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23220-2051. For more information, visit universalenroll.dhs.gov The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has opened a new application site for its TSA Pre✓®…
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VMFA’s “RVA: A Day in the River City” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (January 5, 2015) An exhibition of photographs and drawings by Virginia-based artist Carson Jones, called “RVA: A Day in The River City,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through July 2015. This series of Richmond illustrations, paintings, and digital prints…
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Allegiant Brings Richmond Travelers New Nonstop Service to Tampa Bay

RICHMOND, Virginia (November 12, 2014) COMPANY CELEBRATES WITH FARES AS LOW AS $55 AND GIVES AWAY FREE FLIGHTS FOR A YEAR Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT), known for its affordable and convenient travel deals, today announces new low-cost, non-stop flights between Richmond and the Tampa Bay area beginning Feb. 13, 2015. In celebration of the new service, the…
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VMFA’s “Photographs from El Salvador and Brazil” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (July 21, 2014) An exhibition of photographs by Virginia-based artist Susan Sterner, called “Photographs from El Salvador and Brazil,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through January 2015. This exhibit brings together two bodies of work from Brazil, “Sonhos e…
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RIC Offering Flights to Cancun and Bahamas

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM WWBT NBC12 If you’re in need of a vacation, there are brand new options for travel to Mexico and the Bahamas from Richmond’s Airport.  The first flight to Cancun took off Monday. You can call it one more reason to fly Richmond. Airport staff hope Monday’s flight is the…
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Richmond Heads to the Island of the Bahamas

ATLANTA, GA (March 24, 2014) Crystal blue waters, golden sands and a tropical island breeze. Think you’re reading about heaven? You are, sort of. The Islands of the Bahamas comes pretty close. It’s no wonder the official tagline of these Caribbean islands is: “it’s better in the Bahamas.” Because it really is. The best part of…
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Sun-Drenched Beach Getaways: Cancun and The Riviera Maya

ATLANTA, GA (March 24, 2014) Call it seasonal-affective-disorder or just the winter blues, but there comes a time when sunshine, a beach hammock, and a Corona is just the cold-weather cure you crave. Sure, you could soldier on, or you could hop a flight to Cancún: gateway to the finest beaches, hotels and resorts in the…
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