For Immediate Release: Contact: John J. Goodman; [email protected] 401-602-1861
Warwick, RI – March 24, 2020 – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is reminding all T.F. Green Airport travelers to check their airline websites/apps frequently as reductions in passenger flight loads are resulting in consolidation and/or cancellations of certain routes, requiring that travelers work with airlines and other transportation services to reach their destinations. Comprehensive information on inbound and outbound T.F. Green flights, updates on public and private ground transport as well as a compendium of COVID-19 travel related information can now be found on a dedicated page on the PVDAirport.com website at https://www.pvdairport.com/corporate/airport-information/covid-19-travel-information.
Updated T.F. Green Airport arrival and departure information for all airlines is also available on the PVD Airport app https://www.pvdairport.com/terminal/pvd-airport-app. Other changes at T.F. Green Airport to improve efficiency and maintain convenient services for travelers get include consolidations for long-term parking as well as airport restaurant and amenities.
Starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020 all Long-Term “Lot E” parkers will be directed to use Short Term “Lot-D” adjacent to the T.F. Green Airport main entrance. Long-term discount pricing available for Lot E will still apply to parking in Lot D. Lot D will also continue to serve as Short-Term Parking.
Beginning March 24, 2020 Plymouth & Brockton bus lines are suspending transportation services until further notice.
Although passenger volume has dropped significantly as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and Governor Raimondo’s Executive Order 20-04 has required the closure of sit down restaurants and food court seating, RIAC has worked with our airport partners to ensure that travelers maintain access to “meals to go” and other concession options for food, beverages and other travel amenities.
Restaurants and concessions that remain open to serve T.F. Green Airport travelers currently include the following “to go” restaurants and concessions in the food court, and terminal concourses:
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RIAC continues to operate the airport as an essential service for individuals who must travel, and to help ensure that vital cargo arrivals can continue to be delivered to Rhode Islanders. RIAC continues to operate public general aviation airports, including Block Island State Airport which provides medical and emergency supports for the residents of New Shoreham.
T.F. Green Airport continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts. Our passengers are our top priority and we will continue to maintain a safe environment and address customer concerns. The Rhode Island Airport Corporation continues to take additional safety measures for the welfare of our passengers and employees including enhanced continuous cleaning protocols, the distribution of additional hand sanitizers stations, and continues to encourage employees and passengers to practice good hygiene and frequent hand washing.
About T.F. Green Airport: 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, T.F. Green Airport was named as one of USA Today’s “Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” for 2020.