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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 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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RIC Sets New February Passenger Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (March 30, 2018) For the fifth consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a record level of travelers, as February’s total passenger count surpassed the previous record established a decade ago. This year, RIC air carriers reported 252,520 passengers versus 251,968 in February 2008, a leap year. “Richmond International Airport is progressively…
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Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service To Nashville With Fares As Low As $55

Richmond, VA (March 7, 2018) Allegiant today announces new nonstop service from Nashville, Tennessee to Richmond International Airport (RIC) beginning June 14, 2018. There is no better time to get away your way, with one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “Allegiant is excited to grow again at Richmond International Airport, giving travelers a convenient,…
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Richmond International Airport Reports Busiest January Ever

Richmond International Airport, VA (February 27, 2018) For the fourth consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) is reporting record passenger traffic, as the total passenger count for January topped the previous record established just one year ago (260,133 in 2018 vs. 256,055 in 2017). “Richmond International Airport is a cost-effective, efficient facility that is attracting additional…
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VMFA’s Backyard Aviation Exhibition Opens At Richmond International Airport

Richmond, Virginia (February 5, 2018) An exhibition of paintings by Virginia-based artist Nils Westergard, called “Backyard Aviation,” has opened at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through August 2018. Westergard developed an early interest in birds thanks largely to his grandfather, who was a painter…
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Richmond International Airport Sets Annual Passenger Record

Richmond International Airport, VA (January 30, 2018) At today’s meeting of the Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports that 2017 set a new, all-time annual passenger traffic record of 3,657,479, surpassing the previous mark established in 2007 (3,634,544). Additionally, the 2017 total represents a 2.8 percent increase over 2016 passenger traffic. “The momentum…
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Richmond International Airport Reports Busiest November Ever

Richmond International Airport, VA (December 29, 2017) Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports that November 2017 set a new, November passenger traffic record of 316,622, beating the previous mark of 311,031 set in November 2007. “Much as the economic news for the Richmond Region has been favorable, the Airport has consistently reported growth in activity,” said Capital…
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