Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond is often described as "the perfect blend of the past with the present." A diverse cultural city, Richmond features historic neighborhoods, parks, ample museums for nearly every interest, and the thriving James River. Central Virginia is truly the gateway to the American experience, with more than 400 years of history easily accessible after your arrival at RIC.
- Population: 1,212,977
- Annual Passengers: 3.5 million
- Annual Circulation: 4.3 million
- Virginia State Capitol Building
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
- The Science Museum of Virginia
- The Virginia Aviation Museum
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
- Historic Monument Avenue
- American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Richmond International Raceway
- Civil War Trails
- The Jefferson Hotel (5-star, 5-diamond rated)
- Virginia Biotechnology Research Park
- Short Pump Town Center
- Canal Walk
- Stony Point Fashion Park
Home to financial institutions, universities such as Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Union University, research magnets such as the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, Fortune 1000 companies such as Altria, Brink's, CarMax, Dominion Resources, Massey Energy, MeadWestvaco, Owens and Minor, and Universal Corporation. The Greater Richmond Region serves as headquarters of the Fifth District of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Richmond International Airport is the gateway to Virginia's Capital Region, and offers 200 daily nonstops between Richmond and more than 20 major domestic and international destinations onboard flights operated by AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, Air Canada and their respective regional affiliates. The airport is located ten minutes from the Central Business District, and is well-positioned to serve as a hub for visits to Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Virginia Beach, Petersburg/Ft. Lee, and Washington, DC.