WARWICK, RI – Friday, January 24, 2020 – USA Today has named T.F. Green Airport a winner in the 2020 “USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “Best Small Airport” in the nation. Rhode Island’s international airport placed 2nd in the nationwide poll after being nominated as one of the Top 20 airports by a panel of travel experts.
“We are grateful for the tremendous support shown by Rhode Islanders and throughout the nation who value the ease and economy of air travel from T.F. Green Airport,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “We are honored that so many of our patrons took the time to vote in support of Green Airport and we take pride that our commitment to improve services has been recognized by travel experts and passengers alike.”
“Every Rhode Islander knows that flying through T.F. Green is a fast, convenient, and affordable way to travel, and it’s exciting to see our airport recognized nationally,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “Businesses want to grow and people want to live in well-connected communities, and I look forward to continuing to support the airport as it expands and innovates.”
“Like many Warwick residents, I was proud to cast my vote for the airport we know in our hearts is the best small airport in the country,” said Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon. “On behalf of community, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation management and staff for this recognition. The city is proud to serve as the host city to T.F. Green, which plays such an important role in our local and state economy and supports our tourism and hospitality industries. With T.F. Green’s ranking, travelers across the country will now recognize what we’ve always known – T.F. Green is truly one of the best airports in the country and a hassle-free gateway to this region.”
“We are simply overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we received from the traveling public – both here in Rhode Island and elsewhere,” said Jonathan Savage, chair of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation’s board of directors. “This is a tremendous national honor not only the airport, but for the state as well. We all benefit as more and more people across the country learn about the unique beauty of this state and the ease in which you can discover it.”
According to USA Today’s “Ten Best” website: “Loyal fans of T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island love it as an alternative to Boston Logan for its lack of crowds and lines and quick access to Providence and Boston via a dedicated train station. It’s also an excellent option for travelers heading to Cape Cod.” T.F. Green Airport will also begin upgrades and renovations in its terminal starting in the summer of 2020, including a selection of new restaurants and shops for travelers.
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T.F. Green Airport also offered its congratulations to Huntsville International Airport in Alabama, which took top honors after spending much of the duration of the contest behind T.F. Green Airport. Other regional airport nominees bested by T.F. Green Airport include Bangor International Airport (#5) in Maine and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire (#9). For more information on the TenBest Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Small Airport” visit https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-airport/
Local efforts to support T.F. Green in the contest were bolstered by the efforts of local cities, residents, tourism councils and other local businesses, including the New England Patriots, who have named T.F. Green Airport the “Official Airport of the New England Patriots. All of these cities, residents, councils and businesses enthusiastically voted in support of T.F. Green Airport for the “Best Small Airport” award.
About RIAC: A convenient and low-cost international gateway to New England, T.F. Green Airport (PVD) has a large catchment area with 7.5 million residents within 90 minutes of the airport. It attracts passengers from nearby Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. PVD is located just outside of Providence, Rhode Island, and is about one hour from Boston. The airport provides access to Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Cape Cod. Direct highway access, rail and busses connect PVD to Providence and Boston. Airlines serving the airport are Air Canada, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines. Well known for ease of traveler access, affordable parking and short lines, TF Green Airport was named as one of USA Today’s “Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” for 2020.