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RIC Reports 4th Consecutive Year of Growth, Record December in 2016

Jan 31, 2017

Second-Best Year For Passenger Traffic At Richmond International Airport

Richmond, VA (January 31, 2017)

Richmond International Airport reports that 3,559,052 passengers utilized the airport in 2016, a 1.3 percent increase from 2015, representing the airport’s second-best year ever and its fourth consecutive year of increased passenger traffic.

December itself represents the best-ever December passenger count recorded at the airport, topping the previous record established in 2007. For the month of December, total passenger traffic increased 1.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago (285,097 in 2016 vs. 281,342 in 2015).

For the calendar year, airline passenger market shares in descending order: Delta (34.9%), American (31.0%), United (13.7%), JetBlue (11.1%), Southwest (7.3%) and other (2.0%).

Additionally, total cargo increased 13.1 percent in CY16 to more than 134 million pounds.

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern and convenient airports in the eastern United States, offering nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting service to points around the globe. For more information, please visit


Troy M. Bell, C.M.
Director – Marketing & Air Service Development/PIO
Richmond International Airport

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