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Richmond Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Richmond is only the third largest city but is the capital of Virginia
  • The city was founded in 1737 becoming the state capital nearly half a century later
  • It was the venue for Patrick Henry’s speech where he asked to be given liberty or death
  • During the American Civil War it was the capital of the Confederacy
  • Richmond earned a first as the place where electric street cars were first put into operation

Richmond Airport Mini Guide

This American airport (airport code RIC) is located in Sandston. It was originally named the Richard Evelyn Byrd Flying Field when it first opened in 1927. Richmond Airport is busiest airport in the centre of the American state of Virginia and welcomes just over three and a half million passengers through its doors on an annual basis.

These figures are expected to grow over the coming years and the airport will be updated accordingly. The main terminal itself will have the arrival and departure areas renovated. Currently they are split over two different levels. Plans are to increase the number of gates and build new control tower. They will also enlarge the road system around the terminal and create a next 8000 parking spaces. It is a joint military and civil airport but mainly operates for public use. With car hire from Richmond airport you can see the surrounding Henrico County. We can also make the short drive Northwest towards Richmond which is the capital of Virginia.

Richmond Airport

There are eight different airlines using the airport and they have non-stop flights to 21 worldwide destinations from Atlanta to Boston. The main airlines which fly from Richmond airport are Delta airlines and US Airways, although JetBlue and AirTran also have significant market share. There is also quite a large amount of cargo traffic with a huge warehouse near to the airport designated for this purpose.

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Richmond’s history holds much of the story of the development of the republic and with so many sites of importance to visit we’d recommend a hire car from Richmond Airport to ease the journey. You could take your chance with a guided tour but with your own transport, you can spend as little or as much time as you want at each attraction. 

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