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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 Passenger Traffic Increases 13.9%, Sets All-Time February Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (March 29, 2019 ) – For the 17th consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a record level of travelers, as February’s total passenger count surpassed the previous record established a year ago. This year, RIC airlines reported 287,683 passengers versus 252,520 in February 2018 – a 13.9 percent increase. Passenger…
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Interested in Doing Business with Car Rental Concessionaires? This Event Is for You!

Richmond International Airport, VA (March 12, 2019) – On April 30th, Richmond International Airport (RIC) will partner with Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) to host a one-day diversity outreach event designed to inform small businesses about contracting opportunities with rental car concessionaires, part of a coast-to-coast initiative organized by the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) at…
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Richmond Airport Starts 2019 with a 14.1% Jump in Traffic

Richmond International Airport, VA (February 27, 2019) – For the 16th consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports record passenger traffic as January 2019 had a 14.1 percent increase over the previous record established a year ago (296,735 passengers this year versus 260,133 in 2018). “Given local demand for air travel, it’s no surprise that…
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Winter Reminders

Richmond International Airport, VA (February 19, 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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Braxton Congrove’s VMFA Fellowship Program “TTYL” Exhibition Opens at RIC

Richmond International Airport, VA (February 6, 2019) – An exhibition of sculptures by Richmond-based artist Braxton Congrove, called “TTYL,” opened in February at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through July 2019. Congrove’s sculptural world depicts playful narratives alluding to adolescence. Forms are recognizable…
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Southwest Airlines Co. Announces Weekend Service to Tampa and Orlando from RIC

Richmond International Airport, VA (January 31, 2019) – With the extension of its published flight schedule through October 1, 2019, Southwest Airlines Co. today announced a new nonstop route, Richmond-Tampa, and the return of seasonal Richmond-Orlando service. Service between Richmond and Tampa will operate on Saturdays and Sundays, and Richmond-Orlando on Saturdays. Service to both…
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RIC Again Sets All-Time Annual Record, Surpassing Four Million-Passenger Milestone in 2018

Richmond International Airport, VA (January 29, 2019 ) – Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new annual traffic record as more than four million passengers flew in and out of the Airport in 2018. With every month setting a record along the way, the 2018 total of 4,077,763 passengers represents an 11.5 percent increase over…
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RIC Traffic Soars +16.9% to New November Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (December 13, 2018) – Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new November passenger traffic record as 370,289 traveled through terminal during the month, a 16.9 percent increase over the 2017 count of 316,622. November 2018 is the 14th consecutive record month at the Airport. “We are so thankful for what is…
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RIC Traffic Climbs 11.7%, Sets New October Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (November 29, 2018) – At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported a new October passenger record as 382,002 travelers transited the facility during the month, an increase of nearly 40,000 passengers over the October count of 342,055 in 2017. October 2018 represents the…
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