Richmond International Airport (RIC) reported April passenger traffic of 393,355, topping the previous April record of 372,025 established in 2019. Not only did RIC set a new mark for April, but the total passenger count for the month represents the second highest ever at the Airport.
For the first 10 months of fiscal year 2023 (FY23), passenger traffic increased 13.7 percent year over year, a gain of more than 425,000 passengers.
Air Service Notes
· May’s inaugural route celebrations included Las Vegas (Spirit), Los Angeles, New York-Islip, and Cincinnati (all Breeze), and Minneapolis/St. Paul (Sun Country). Seasonal routes Providence and Jacksonville, both offered by Breeze, returned for the summer.
· In June, Delta will restart daily Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) service.
· Jack Berry, president and CEO of Richmond Region Tourism, presented a regional tourism update and provided a sneak peak of the new “Speaks for Itself” awareness campaign launching this week.
· The Commission approved a $61.7 million operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023, and ending on June 30, 2024 (FY24).