News Listings for Richmond International

  • ANALYSIS: United shutters Cleveland hub

    News | 06 Jun 2014 17:59 | Edward Russell

    ​United Airlines has officially closed its hub at Cleveland Hopkins International airport, ending service to the last batch of cities in its three-phased drawdown at the Ohio airport.
  • Delta targets JetBlue markets in Boston

    News | 13 Nov 2013 17:21 | Edward Russell

    ​​Delta Air Lines is adding five new nonstop destinations from Boston Logan International in March 2014, targeting routes operated by JetBlue Airways.
  • ANALYSIS: Sequester hits regional operations at Delta and US Airways

    News | 24 Apr 2013 14:14 | Edward Russell

    <p>Delta Air Lines cancelled 90 flights due to the furlough of US air traffic controllers on 22 April, all were Delta Connection flights to smaller destinations.</p><p>The...
  • AirTran to connect Richmond, New York

    News | 10 Jun 2008 18:21 | Megan Kuhn

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Despite cutting growth projections for the year, <span class=spelle>AirTran</span> Airways will add two new daily <span class=spelle>nonstop</span> flights between Richmond International and New York LaGuardia airports beginning 7 August.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>The <span class=spelle>AirTran</span> Holdings subsidiary will operate Boeing 717s on the route. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>The Atlanta-<span class=spelle>hubbed</span> carrier slowed growth to 9% for 2008 from previous projections of 20% and 10%.<o:p></o:p></span
  • Potomac centre starts airspace shake-up

    News | 07 Jan 2003 00:00

    <p>Controllers have begun working in the US Federal Aviation Administration's new Potomac consolidated terminal radar approach control (TRACON) centre, in the first step towards redesigning the Baltimore-Washington area airspace to allow more efficient direct flights.</p> <p>One of four options for the airspace redesign will be selected in January for implementation later this year. The $95 million Potomac project will consolidate five existing TRACONs and allow the removal of rigid partitioning of individual airspace for the region's four airports. </p> <p>The redesigned airspace is expected to save users $25 million a year, largely through lower fuel burn resulting from the ability to climb directly to more efficient altitudes, instead of being forced to stay lower to pass through the fixed "gateways" between each airspace sector.</p> <p>Controllers from Washington Dulles TRACON have moved to the new centre and will be joined over the next four months by controllers from the termi
  • Virginia scores twice with Southwest dual selection

    News | 24 May 2001 23:11 | Brendan Sobie

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Southwest Airlines’ earmarking today of two Virginia airports for future service is a surprise coup for the state, capping a six-year effort to attract the low-fares carrier.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Hoping to instill competition in its central and southern regions, Virginia began courting Southwest in 1995. To further its promotion efforts, the state went as far as placing a billboard near Southwest’s Dallas headquarters saying: “Virginia is for LUV”, referring to both the state’s slogan and the airline’s stock ticker symbol.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The state was forced to take it down when Southwest complained consumers were flooding its reservations line asking about its new servic