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Richmond International Airport enters growth mode, plans for overseas trips

June 20, 2023

Interior of Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport is leaving behind the “survival” mindset it used during the pandemic when flights were grounded nationwide.

Now it’s hitting growth mode, having recently recorded back-to-back record-setting months for passenger travel as the airport doubles down on a future that could bring international flights to the Richmond area.

The word “international” in the airport’s moniker has been applicable because of some passenger flights to Canada, plus freight and shipping flights from overseas. However, airport officials think Richmond International – buoyed by overall growth in the Richmond region plus record passenger numbers – could soon make a good fit for flights to the Caribbean and eventually Europe.

Richmond International recorded airport passenger traffic of 393,355 in April, taking the cake for the month’s highest ever total that was set just before the pandemic in April 2019. It was also the airport’s second-highest monthly traffic total ever. And the peak summer months are yet to come.

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