It is a smaller airport that is busy during weekdays but not crowded on the weekends. No lines at TSA checkpoint on weekends. Great USO located on the baggage claim floor. All you military service members need to stop by the USO there for some food, drink, and relaxation no matter whether you are flying in/out or just picking up or dropping off someone.
I flew into Richmond international airport on a Friday night and left on a Sunday night. It is a beautiful complex of buildings. I'm not sure when it was rebuilt but looked and felt new to me. Moving through the airport and the way in and the way out was quick and easy. I checked bags easy pickup on both sides. All the usual beverage eating and souvenir stores. Bathrooms were well maintained. I gave fhem five stars
Smooth experience in terms of airport functionality. Very... functional is just the best way to describe it. I'll keep this at 4 stars because getting to your plane is of course the most important thing, but the food selection approaches shameful considering how good the food and drink is in Richmond. Close to zero vegan and healthy options. The only restaurant in Terminal A had 4 egg options for breakfast (literally no other menu items, sides, anything- just a list of 4 things), so vegans get ready for a good ol' breakfast of mixed nuts.
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It was our first time flying into Richmond since we usually drove down 95 but this is a decent airport with many options. From my initial movements throughout the facility from gate to baggage to car rental was a very seamless process which could be only enhanced when thinking about when there are busier times. So far so good at this airport and I will fly in again to this location.
I love this airport. Even though there are 2 other airports closer to me I always check to see if I can travel through here. It's clean inside and out and it is rarely very crowded. The restaurants are built for light travelers and more family oriented.
It is a smaller airport that is busy during weekdays but not crowded on the weekends. Great USO located on the baggage claim floor. All you military service members need to stop by the USO there for some food, drink, and relaxation no matter whether you are flying in/out or just picking up or dropping off someone.
This is my home airport. Always clean and efficient. Park and Go is near by if you want to save on parking. Airport parking is also available. Never had a bad experience here other than individual airlines needing additional staff to help out during busy times. No issues with TSA. Bathrooms are sanitized, cleaned, and maintained. I wish they would improve their customs area so we can have more international and domestic flights. I’m tired of having to make stops and want more nonstop flights.
Everyone is always so friendly whenever I go through this airport! Tsa was great, getting everyone through no problems. I arrived early (earlier than I needed to but I had a chance to find my gate and relax). The stores were even open this trip and there were a lot of options for an early dinner
Great airport. Had late lunch at the club level grill. Loaded waffle fries. Really good. A shout out to my server, Denise. In a day and age when service can be really hit or miss, you knocked it out of the park. Thanks and have a great day. Be sure and ask for denise.
Nice place, very clean, and very easy to navigate. My only complaint was that the parking spaces were a little tight, since our SUV was almost on the line. When we returned, we nearly clipped a truck next to us because of the narrow parking space. If the parking spaces are wider, then I would improve my rating
No frills international airport. If living in Virginia like myself, its closer than Dulles. Has a few shops and restaurants. Clean bathrooms and friendly staff. Would recommend if not looking for anything fancy but still a good amount of airlines! Economy Parking was simple, fast and very efficient, never had to wait for a bus from arrival to the lot or from the terminal to your car.
Small airport with a big airport feel
This edit is after posting and a response to RIC
My review means it's the best of both worlds. Security lines are NOT ridiculously long (small airport) but yet organized and professional (big airport). Ground transportation, parking and baggage claim are all easy to get to. and I really enjoy flying in or out of RIC more than any other airport.
Small airport but very nice. Security lines move fast. The only thing I don’t like is that they serve Caribou Coffee which is not the best tasting. Staff is incredibly friendly and know when to help you before you know you need to be helped.
As far as airports go, this one is very nice. It is clean, bright, and everyone is so friendly, even down to the shuttle bus driver (shout out to Nicole!). It was well-organized and I felt the least amount of stressed I've ever felt in an airport!
The five star is for how easy it is to maneuver and parking is super easy as well. It's nice there is a upper arrival drop-off and a lower pick-up. Security is usually smooth and they give directions. Small and quaint! Nice to see out the windows and snap a shot of the planes.
Now the other....2 star on the vibe of this airport! Richmond itself is a really cool city with a lot of history and art. The city is filled with the most amazing architecture and art! This airport feels like you are in an interrogation room. Bright too bright florescent lighting and nothing on the walls that shows any character of any sorts. Some random cars sitting inside the lobby at times. It just needs a better welcoming feel to it. Travel should be fun and inviting!
Very nice and quaint airport (the Honolulu airport) could take lessons from them on cleanliness, hospitality, and customer service. Only issue was when I got off my plane, there were not signs immediately telling you the way to baggage claim. Overall very nice airport.
The airport is empty on a Saturday early afternoon. TSA wasn't even busy...like, 6 people in line. My kinnuh airport. It seemed clean. Places within the airport were easy to get to.
Always easy to navigate. Free 1hr parking is a good thing. Covid has affected the food inside. They were not open still, as of Sept 2020. Just the gift store. Great place to pick up RVA and VA gifts.