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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 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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Holiday Travel Tips From Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport, VA (November 16, 2018) – Every holiday season, Richmond International Airport (RIC) prepares to ensure we provide a smooth travel experience for all our customers. With Thanksgiving signaling the start of the holiday travel season, RIC recommends passengers follow these travel guidelines for a safe and stress-free travel experience. Know before you go…
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Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Sarasota with Fares as Low as $65*

RICHMOND, VA (November 13, 2018) — Allegiant today announces service from Richmond to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) beginning April 4, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $65.* “We’re thrilled to be adding a new destination for Richmond-area travelers,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of…
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Despite Florence, RIC Reports New September Record

Richmond International Airport, VA  (October 31, 2018) – Despite six days’ of schedule impacts due to Hurricane Florence, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a new monthly record as 321,484 passengers used the facility in September 2018, topping the previous mark set two years ago. This is the 12th consecutive monthly record at RIC. Passenger Traffic…
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Airport Awards $28.488 Million Concourse A Extension Project

Richmond International Airport, VA – September 25, 2018 At its monthly meeting, the Capital Region Airport Commission today awarded the Concourse A Extension Project of Richmond International Airport (RIC) to W.M. Schlosser Company, Inc., of Hyattsville, Maryland. The company’s bid of $28,488,000 was within two percent of the cost estimate for the project. “The Concourse…
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For the September NASCAR Race Week, Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Waive Fuel Flowage Fee for General Aviation Aircraft

Richmond International Airport, VA – September 5, 2018 Members of the Capital Region Airport Commission, appointed by the four participating jurisdictions of the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the city of Richmond, unanimously supported a resolution at the body’s recent monthly meeting to waive the $0.06 per gallon fuel flowage fee for general aviation…
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RIC Traffic Jumps 12.4% to Establish a New July Record

Richmond International Airport, VA – August 31, 2018 At the August meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported a new monthly record for the tenth consecutive month as 373,066 travelers transited the facility in July 2018, topping the previous mark of 337,474 set in July 2007. “The last several months…
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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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