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Southwest Airlines Co. Announces Weekend Service to Tampa and Orlando from RIC

Jan 31, 2019

Richmond International Airport, VA (January 31, 2019) – With the extension of its published flight schedule through October 1, 2019, Southwest Airlines Co. today announced a new nonstop route, Richmond-Tampa, and the return of seasonal Richmond-Orlando service. Service between Richmond and Tampa will operate on Saturdays and Sundays, and Richmond-Orlando on Saturdays. Service to both destinations starts August 10th.

“Richmond International Airport (RIC) welcomes new service from Southwest Airlines,” said Capital Region Airport Commission president and CEO Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE. “Tampa and Orlando are incredibly popular destinations for the region and we’re thrilled to have Southwest nonstop options to both.”

These flights, offered in addition to Southwest’s thrice-daily Richmond-Atlanta service, are now available at

Summary of new service:



  • Depart RIC: 11:55 a.m. Arrive TPA: 2:05 p.m.
  • Depart TPA: 9:20 a.m. Arrive RIC: 11:25 a.m.


  • Depart RIC: 1:15 p.m. Arrive TPA: 3:25 p.m.
  • Depart TPA: 2:20 p.m. Arrive RIC: 4:20 p.m.

Frequency: Saturday, Sunday; flights start August 10


  • Depart RIC: 11:10 a.m. Arrive MCO: 1:25 p.m.
  • Depart MCO: 8:40 a.m. Arrive RIC: 10:40 a.m.

Frequency: Saturday; seasonal flights start August 10

About Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern airports in the eastern U.S. Seven major airlines offer nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting options to points around the world. According to the Virginia Department of Aviation, the activities of RIC and its tenants create nearly 16,000 jobs and contribute $2.1 billion in economic activity annually to the Richmond region. To learn more, please visit



Troy M. Bell, C.M.

Director – Marketing & Air Service Development/PIO

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