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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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Airport Minority Advisory Council Presents RIC CEO and President with Hall of Fame Award at Annual Conference

Richmond International Airport, VA – August 30, 2018 The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) recognized Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Commission, with a Hall of Fame award at the Catalyst Awards luncheon at its 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference in Seattle on Friday, August 24, 2018. “AMAC…
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RIC CEO And President Announces Intent To Retire In 2019

Richmond International Airport, VA (August 1, 2018) Current CEO and president, Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE, who joined the Capital Region Airport Commission from Texas in 2000, has announced his intent to retire in August of 2019. The Commission confirms that it is forming a search committee to identify the next senior staff leader for Richmond International…
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June Passenger Traffic Sets All-Time Monthly Record At RIC

Richmond International Airport, VA (July 31, 2018) At the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new all-time monthly passenger traffic record of 373,379 travelers in June 2018. This is the third time since October 2017 that a new all-time one-month record has been established at the facility. “While…
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Statement Regarding Breastfeeding In Public Venues Such As Richmond International Airport (RIC)

  Richmond International Airport, VA (July 13, 2018) Virginia law clearly supports a mother’s right to breastfeed her child in a public venue like Richmond International Airport. Unfortunately, yesterday afternoon, July 12, 2018, a law enforcement officer at the Airport, in response to a patron’s complaint, approached a nursing mother about breastfeeding her child in public.…
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Richmond (RIC) Sets New All-Time Monthly Passenger Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (July 2, 2018) Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports that May 2018 set a new, all-time, one month total passenger traffic record of 357,435, surpassing the previous mark established seven months ago in October 2017 (342,055). Passenger Traffic For May 2018, RIC reports a 13.0 percent increase in total passenger traffic versus the…
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Allegiant Takes Off With New Nonstop Service To Nashville With Fares As Low As $61*

Richmond, VA (June 14, 2018) Allegiant today launches new nonstop service to Nashville, Tennessee from Richmond International Airport (RIC) with fares everyone can afford. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $61.* “We’re thrilled to be launching another nonstop route from Richmond…
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RIC Sets New April Passenger Traffic Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (May 31, 2018) For the seventh consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new monthly record as the 340,590 travelers transiting the facility in April 2018 topped the previous mark of 300,491 set in April 2015. “Thanks to traveler support and airline confidence in the market, we continue to report substantial…
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Airport Opportunities Forum To Provide Info About Upcoming Construction Projects

Richmond International Airport, VA (May 9, 2018) In an ongoing commitment to partner with a wide variety of businesses, Richmond International Airport (RIC) is hosting an Airport Opportunities Forum on May 23, 2018. The Capital Region Airport Commission, owner and operator of RIC, is committed to promoting opportunities to all types and sizes of companies –…
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Despite Nor’easters, RIC Sets New March Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (April 26, 2018) For the sixth consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new monthly record as the 324,714 travelers transiting the facility in March 2018 topped the previous mark of 307,968 set in March 2008. “Despite the waves of nor’easters affecting top destinations like Boston and New York, airlines at…
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