LYH is not just the abbreviated term locals use, it’s the airport code as well. In a way, the link between the two is fitting as it symbolizes our city’s strong roots in transportation. The city was founded by John Lynch, a businessman who created a ferry service for local traders looking to cross the James River. Then, during the industrial age of the 19th century, the city was beaming with business and visitors from the railways. Today, not only do we have two major highways and the Amtrak that pass through, but we also have a bustling regional airport that has been steadily growing.