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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’s Value Season Air Travel Tips

Richmond International Airport, VA (September 19, 2019) – Enjoying your next trip starts with planning ahead and Richmond International Airport (RIC) wants to make sure that you and your family get a fair shake when you take to the skies. That’s why RIC offers some important things to remember before you take your next flight:…
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Passenger Traffic Sets New July Record at RIC

Richmond International Airport, VA (August 27, 2019) – The Capital Region Airport Commission reports a new month of July record as 386,931 travelers transited through Richmond International Airport (RIC) in July 2019, topping the previous mark of 373,066 set a year ago. July was also the second-best passenger traffic month in the airport’s history and represents…
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New Traffic Record as RIC Reports 4.27 Million Passengers in FY2019

Richmond International Airport, VA (July 30, 2019) – At today’s Capital Region Airport Commission meeting, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported FY19 passenger traffic of 4,267,825, a new fiscal year record and an increase of 11.5 percent over the previous year. Furthermore, with airlines reporting 383,535 passengers for June 2019, RIC established a new June passenger…
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Capital Region Airport Commission Names Perry Miller President and CEO of Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport, VA (July 9, 2019) – The Capital Region Airport Commission announced today that its board has appointed Perry J. Miller, M.S., A.A.E., IAP as president and CEO effective August 19, 2019. Miller succeeds Jon Mathiasen, A.A.E., who served as president and CEO since 2000 and announced his plans to retire last year.…
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Richmond (RIC) Reports May Traffic, New All-Time Record

At the June monthly meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported that May 2019 set a new single-month record of 392,263 passengers, surpassing the previous mark established in August 2018 (383,272). This is the fifth occasion since October 2017 that an all-time monthly record has been reported by the Airport.…
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American Airlines Announces New York JFK Flights to Start in November

Richmond International Airport, VA (May 28, 2019) – Announcing enhancements to its upcoming winter schedule, American Airlines has added three daily flights between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and New York (JFK) starting November 21, 2019. “Richmond is a welcome addition to our various non-stop options and a very important city in our growing destination portfolio…
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RIC Reports April Growth for Key Performance Indicators

Richmond International Airport, VA (May 28, 2019) – For the 19th consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new monthly record as the 372,025 travelers transiting the facility in April 2019 topped the previous mark of 340,590 set in April 2018. Passenger Traffic For April 2019, passenger traffic increased 9.2 percent compared to the…
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March Passenger Traffic Increases 12.9% to Establish New Monthly Record at Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport, VA (April 30, 2019) Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports 366,592 travelers transiting the facility in March 2019, a new monthly record topping the previous March passenger traffic mark of 324,714 set one year ago. This is the 18th consecutive month that RIC has reported a new record. Passenger Traffic For March, passenger…
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Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Conduct Full-Scale Triennial Emergency Response Exercise

Richmond International Airport, VA (April 15, 2019) Emergency Exercise Facts: As mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airports are to conduct full-scale tests of their Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) every three years. Such drills not only test the AEP, but also create a real-time practice environment for multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional response coordination that would be…
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