Richmond International Airport (RIC)
History, Facts and Overview
(Richmond, Virginia - VA, USA)
In the year of 1972, Richmond Airport came into being and started life as the small and understated Richard Evelyn Byrd Flying Field. Within Henrico County and strategically close to the city of Richmond, the airport soon grew in terms of stature and popularity, resulting in the need for many expansion projects, the lengthening of its three runways, and the upgrading of passenger facilities.
By 2006, a major expansion plan commenced at great expense, including a large two-storey terminal, further gates and baggage reclaim areas, and a new control tower. Richmond International Airport (RIC) has also expanded its North parking garage, meaning that there are now more than 10,000 parking spaces in total.
There is a full-service bank operated by BB&T of Virginia located on the ground level of Richmond Airport's terminal, with a cash machine adjacent, as well as additional cash machines on the upper level and in the garage car park lobbies. Meanwhile, there is also a lost and found service available at the terminal and several shops, including outlets of Hudson News. The main eateries include Applebee's, Caribou Coffee, Vito's Market and Sam Adams.
Business and conference facilities at Richmond Airport can be found at the Teleconferencing Center on the lower level of the passenger terminal. There are plenty of phones and fax machines here, along with fast Internet access. Free Wi-Fi Internet is also offered on the second floor for laptop users.