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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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United Airlines to Start Service Between Richmond and Denver

Richmond, VA (January 11, 2016) United Airlines ( will offer daily service between Richmond International Airport and Denver International Airport starting on April 5, 2016. United will operate the Richmond-Denver flights with 76-seat Embraer EMB 175 aircraft offering United First®, Economy Plus, and Economy seating options. “United’s new daily service to Denver provides customers from throughout…
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November Passenger Traffic Increases 7.3% at RIC

Richmond, VA (December 18, 2015) Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports passenger traffic for November increased 7.3 percent versus the same period last year (290,973 in 2015 vs. 271,189 in 2014).  November’s passenger report represents the 21st consecutive month of passenger traffic growth at RIC and the airport’s second-best November ever. For the month, passenger enplanements were…
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Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Flights from Richmond TO Orlando

RICHMOND, VA  (November 19, 2015) INTRODUCTORY FARES AS LOW AS $29* ONE WAY Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces it is expanding its flights from Richmond with new, service to Orlando / Sanford beginning April 14, 2016, providing locals the chance to once again visit the popular destination nonstop and at low-cost fares. To celebrate the announcement,…
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CEO Statement: Southwest to Discount Richmond to Orlando Service

RICHMOND, VA (October 29, 2015) This week, Southwest Airlines announced it was discontinuing nonstop service from Richmond to Orlando as a part of restructuring its flight operations across the country. With the schedule change effective April 12, 2016, Southwest will continue three flights per day from Richmond to Atlanta, where additional connecting flights are being added.…
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RIC Gains Certification as a Virginia Green Travel Partner

Richmond International Airport, VA (September 16, 2015) SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS – INCLUDING RECENT ADDITION OF RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE PASSENGER TERMINAL – LEADS TO RECOGNITION BY THE VIRGINIA GREEN TRAVEL ALLIANCE Richmond International Airport (RIC) today received certification as a Virginia Green Travel Partner, joining more than 275 hotels, restaurants, and attractions certified by the Virginia Green…
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RIC Reports 5.6% Passenger Traffic Growth for FY15

RICHMOND, Virginia (July 28, 2015) INCREASES ALSO NOTED FOR CARGO (+2.3%) AND OPERATIONS (+6.9%) At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported Fiscal Year 2015 passenger, cargo, and operations activity. Passenger Traffic: For Fiscal Year 2015, RIC reported a 5.6 percent increase in total passenger traffic versus the previous year…
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VMFA’s “It’s a Plane!” Exhibition Opens at RIC

RICHMOND, Virginia (July 20, 2015) An exhibition of photographs by Virginia-based artist Will May, called “It’s a Plane!,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through January 2016. This series of eight pictures is arranged in response to a familiar location. Like most…
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RIC Urges Customers to Use the ‘90/40’ Planning Rule for Morning Departures

Richmond, VA (June 18, 2015) Now that the busy Summer travel season is in full swing, Richmond International Airport (RIC) urges customers to utilize the 90/40 planning rule when traveling this season: arrive at your ticket counter no later than 90 minutes before your flight and plan to be at your gate no later than 40 minutes prior to your departure. With…
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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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