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RIC Reports Banner 2023 Activity

Feb 14, 2024

Calendar Year 2023

For calendar year 2023, Richmond International Airport established new annual records for passenger traffic (4,755,889) and cargo volume (206.6 million lbs.), topping previous marks set in fiscal year 2023 (FY23) at the end of June.

In 2023, aircraft operations increased 7.3 percent to 104,952 movements.

December 2023

For the month, the Airport reports a 12.7 percent increase in passengers (397,357 in 2023 vs. 352,719 in 2022). The December total is a new record for the month. American Airlines was the market leader in December with a 28.3 percent share, followed by Delta (26.8%), and United (12.5%). Three airlines saw year-over-year traffic increases exceeding 30 percent, including Spirit (+52.8%), Breeze (+46.3%) and Southwest (+34.5%).

December marks 10 consecutive months of record passenger traffic at RIC.

In December, total cargo volume reported a 3.5 percent increase versus the same period a year ago while aircraft operations dipped 0.9%.

Commercial activity at RIC reflects operations by Allegiant, American, Breeze, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country (seasonal), United and their regional airline affiliates, as well as cargo operations by Amazon, DHL, FedEx, and UPS.

To read more, visit monthly statistics on the web.

About Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Richmond International Airport’s vision is to move people, business, and commerce to advance the Richmond region. Nine passenger airlines and four dedicated cargo carriers offer domestic service from Richmond International Airport (RIC) with connecting options to points around the globe. According to the Commonwealth of Virginia, activities attributable to the Airport create nearly 16,000 jobs and contribute about $2.1 billion in annual economic activity to Virginia’s Capital Region. Last summer, Richmond International Airport was named the #1 Most Efficient Airport in North America (among airports with less than three million travelers) by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS). To learn more, please visit RIC on the web, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

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