Richmond International Airport Sets September Passenger Record

October 26, 2016

Richmond, VA (October 26, 2016) - Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports that the September 2016 total passenger count set an all-time September record, as 301,895 total passengers used the airport, surpassing the previous record set in 2007 by more than 6,000 passengers. Versus the same period a year ago, passenger traffic increased 3.9 percent.

For the calendar year to date, RIC passenger traffic has increased 1.1 percent.

Total cargo (measured as the sum of freight and mail) increased 14.7 percent in September versus the period a year-ago. For the calendar year, cargo is up 12.4 percent. In addition, air carrier operations increased five percent in September compared to last year.

For more information about RIC’s monthly passenger and cargo activity, please visit the airport’s statistics page.

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern and well-equipped airports in the eastern United States. Scheduled service from RIC offers nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting options to points around the globe. More than 3.5 million passengers and 125 million pounds of cargo travel through RIC annually.

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