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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.

To learn how the airport and the industry have evolved, see our History. To get the latest news, why not sign up for OnTime, our e-Newsletter? This publication is filled with the most up-to-date travel alerts, RIC news and airfare promotions.

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.

To learn how the airport and the industry have evolved, see our History. To get the latest news, why not sign up for OnTime, our e-Newsletter? This publication is filled with the most up-to-date travel alerts, RIC news and airfare promotions.

Breeze Adding Flights to Fort Myers

Breeze Airways announces the 13th nonstop route from Richmond
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RIC to Host TSA PreCheck® Pop Up Enrollment Center July 17-21

Appointments Preferred, Walk-ins Accepted Based on Availability
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Don’t Fly by the Seat of Your Pants. Arrive at Least 2 Hours Prior to Departure.

Air travel has once again taken off, and Richmond International Airport (RIC) is thrilled to welcome passengers in our new role as the Most Efficient Airport in North America.
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Richmond International Airport Named Most Efficient in North America

Focus on customer service, progressive vision helps Virginia airport ascend to top spot
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RIC’s May Passenger Count Sets All-Time Record

Highest Monthly Total in the Airport’s 95+ Year History, Surpassing the Previous Record Established in Pre-Pandemic August 2019
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“Best-Ever” April as Traffic Recovery Continues at RIC

April 2023 Passenger Total Represents Second-Best Month Ever at RIC, Surpasses Previous April Record Established in 2019
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RIC Reports New March Passenger Record 

First Monthly Record since the Arrival of COVID-19; March 2023 Total Tops the Previous Mark Established in 2019 
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Commission Wins 2023 Virginia Green Award

Owner/Operator of Richmond International Airport (RIC) Recognized for Continued Commitment to Environmental Stewardship
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