RicFlyer wrote:RIC Passenger Traffic Increases 13.9%, Sets All-Time February Record
For the 17th consecutive month, Richmond International Airport (RIC) reports a record level of travelers, as February’s total passenger count surpassed the previous record established a year ago. This year, RIC airlines reported 287,683 passengers versus 252,520 in February 2018 – a 13.9 percent increase.
For February, Delta Air Lines was the market share leader for the month, with 30.9 percent of RIC’s passengers. American and United followed with 30.3 percent and 13.4 percent, respectively. New entrant Spirit claimed a passenger share of 5.0 percent. In February, all signatory carriers reported year-over-year growth, led by JetBlue (+15.9%), United (+14.7%), and American (+11.7%).
With eight months complete, FY19 passenger traffic has increased 13.2 percent. https://flyrichmond.com/ric-passenger-t ... ry-record/
Interesting thing of the last year has been that Delta's market share has gone from 35% to 30.9% while American has gone from 26.1% to 30.3% and Spirit now has 5% with just one flight to each FLL & MCO.
Thanks for this information. It is surprising to me how little play RIC's growth gets in the aviation media. RIC struggled for years to reach 3,000,000 pax per year. They have now blown by 4,000,000 pax and have experienced explosive growth for almost 2 years. Personally, I think it will continue as Richmond is very strong economically with a solid Fortune 500 business base in the area.
The fact WN is finally adding a few flights is encouraging. I think they might be dipping their toe in the water to see if a significant expansion is viable. Additional flights west are very much needed. I think STL, MDW, LAS, and PHX would all be very successful. Possibly SLC with a DL A220. DEN on F9 is a must as UA has been very successful with two daily mainline flights.
I guess we'll all see what happens. Thanks again for the info.