Richmond airport sets passenger record

Published: Jan. 30, 2018 at 6:41 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2018 at 1:39 PM EST
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond International Airport set a traffic record in 2017 with 3,657,479 passengers, a 2.8 percent increase over 2016 and beating a record set in 2007.

This marks the fifth consecutive year the airport has seen an increase. Monthly passenger records were set in each of the last three months of the year.

Cargo traffic also increased by 0.6 percent

The airport also announced some new daily routes.

Spirit Airlines will begin a daily flight from Richmond to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, FL, starting March 15, and United Airlines will begin offering a second daily flight to Denver in June.

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