Richmond International Airport broke passenger record in 2019
RIC handled more than 4.3M passengers in the past year.
Richmond International Airport (RIC) handled a record 4.3 million passengers in 2019 — a 7.4% bump from 12 months ago.
In December 2019, RIC had a passenger traffic count of 381,767 — 12.7% more than December 2018. It was the 27th month in a row that the airport has reported record traffic.
Southwest Airlines Co., United Airlines Inc., Spirit Airlines Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. reported year-over-year passenger growth. Delta saw 30.3% of the total passenger traffic at RIC.
Operating revenues for the airport for the fiscal year were $27.3 million — an increase of 2.8%. The airport also saw annual increases of cargo by 1% to 140 million pounds handled and in a 5.3% growth in aircraft movements.
RIC offers domestic flights and connecting options to international flights. RIC and its tenants create approximately 16,000 jobs and create $2.1 billion in economic activity in the Richmond region annually.