WARWICK, RI – Monday, April 27, 2020 – Even as airline passenger volume has dropped nationwide by 95% as the COVID-19 pandemic limits all but essential travel, T.F. Green Airport is looking to the future, and is seeking to be named as one of the nation’s best airports by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. A link to cast a vote for T.F. Green Airport in the “Best Airport” category can be found at www.pvdairport.com.
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Winning the award would bring significant nationwide and global recognition to T.F. Green Airport and the region providing a helpful boost to Rhode Island’s travel and tourism industry when the state and nation recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
“At T.F. Green we are always striving to be the ‘best’, keeping all travelers safe and seeking to provide the best airport service in the world. That was our goal before this health crisis and that will continue to be our goal as the world recovers its health and economic wellbeing,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “Rhode Islanders have always shown a tremendous amount of pride in T.F. Green Airport in past Readers’ Choice competitions, and their support now provides Rhode Islanders with a way to provide a helpful “boost” when the time is right to being to restore Rhode Island’s tourism economy.”
“Even as the COVID-19 crisis continues, and air travel remains at historic lows, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is required to keep public airports operational as a critical component of state and national infrastructure, ensuring vital goods and medical supplies,” added Ahmad. “At times like this we are thankful to have so many exemplary essential employees working behind the scenes to keep our airports safe and operational. From all the members of the ground crews, airport managers, cleaning staff, as well as our cargo and operational teams, and Transportation Security Administration personnel, we appreciate all they do in what is so often thankless work on the front lines of our airports.”
Rhode Islanders have responded with enthusiastic support for T.F. Green Airport in past Readers’ Choice competitions, including the USA Today “Best Small Airport” survey, which noted the ease and economy of air travel from T.F. Green Airport. Individuals can vote in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards via smart phone, personal computer or other digital devices at www.PVDAirport.com and can share links with friends, family and colleagues via Green Airport’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media sites.
About T.F. Green Airport: A convenient and low-cost international gateway to New England, TF 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. Well known for ease of traveler access, affordable parking and short lines, TF Green Airport was nominated for USA Today’s “Reader’s Choice” Best Small Airport for 2020.