Green Airport Named One of Americas Best Airports


Travel + Leisure readers have once again voted T. F. Green Airport (Green) one of the best airports in the country.  This is the third time in the last five years, including 2009 and 2010; the airport has been privileged with this notable recognition.

Ranked 1st for its accessible location and 2nd for its smooth check in process, Green has risen to 4th overall in the airport category.  Travel + Leisure readers were asked to rate 68 domestic airports in 8 categories ranging from business or family travel, flight delays and design to food and drink, shopping, check-in and location.  With its central location and easy highway access, the airport is a favorite of business and leisure travelers alike. 

Travel + Leisure’s, Everett Potter, points out, “Travelers appreciate smaller airports like Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport for the smooth check-in process and efficient layout.”

As in the previous selections, Green is the only airport in New England to be recognized in the top 10.  In 2009, Travel + Leisure’s readership voted Green as one of the country’s best airports, ranking number 6 overall.  In 2010, readers voted Green as first in on time performance, first in staff efficiency and second in functional design.   

It is an honor to be selected once again by Travel and Leisure readers for our continued commitment to customer service,” said Kelly Fredericks, President & CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.  “Our focus is to provide the safest and best possible travel experience, and with this positive affirmation by our users, we know the efforts of all who work here are making a difference. As the only New England Airport rated in the top ten, we could not be more pleased and hope this helps to attract more passengers to our great facility.” This honor comes at a time when Green Airport passenger numbers are on a six month upswing and an Airport Improvement Program is underway to enhance safety areas and extend the length of the primary runway in order to accommodate larger aircraft and new service.  

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