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TRAVEL + LEISURE “WORLD’S BEST” AWARDS RANK PVD #2 AIRPORT IN THE U.S.

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Only Airport in the Northeast to make the Travel + Leisure Top Five

WARWICK, RI – JULY 9, 2024 – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is proud to announce that Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) was selected as one of the top ten domestic airports based on reader surveys submitted to Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards.” PVD was ranked #2 out of more than 500 commercial airports in the United States, making them the only airport in the Northeast to be ranked among the Top Five airports.

This is the latest award of excellence for PVD within the travel industry and improves upon last year’s #3 finish in the T+L Top Airport rankings, with this year’s second place ranking of PVD just 1/100th of a percent (.01 points) behind the Top Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). More information on Travel + Leisure’s 2024 World’s Best Awards for Top Domestic Airports can be found at https://www.travelandleisure.com/wba-2024-united-states-airports-8659765.

PVD has now been singled out for excellence by national reviewers 13 times since 2017, including the airport’s 2023 ranking by Condé Nast Traveller as a Top Ten Airport in the World! In announcing PVD’s 2nd place standing – the highest ever achieved by PVD in the Travel + Leisure reader’s survey – Travel + Leisure noted that PVD is centrally located in the state and offers easy access to travelers from Massachusetts and Connecticut. PVD’s charms were singled out by one Travel + Leisure voter who stated:

“The bathrooms are magnificent! This seems like a small thing, but when you travel a lot, large stalls with privacy doors and sinks with built-in faucet/dryer combinations are such a gift. And the live plants and fresh flowers by each sink really made me feel like someone cares about my well-being. Likely the best experience of my 30 years as a traveling consultant.”

“We are grateful to be honored by travelers who consistently rank our airport as among the best in the nation, and all those who have discovered that Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport is an easy and affordable gateway to New England,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “The Rhode Island Airport Corporation takes our commitment to excellence in customer service with the seriousness our patrons have come to expect, and we appreciate the support of all voters as we expand on our efforts to provide meaningful connections to the nation and the world.”

“The Rhode Island Airport Corporation Board of Directors takes tremendous pride in continuing to win the admiration and support of the traveling public,” said Jonathan Savage, Chair of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation Board of Directors. “These continued national and international distinctions are only possible thanks to the statewide destination marketing made available through the cooperation of our Governor and General Assembly, and of course, the continued support of travelers through our airport.”

Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport has been consistently named one of the top airports in the country. It is known as a convenient and low-cost gateway to and from New England and a preferred alternative to travel through Logan International Airport in Boston, which has been impacted by increased traffic resulting from the closure of the Sumner Tunnel. PVD has also earned a reputation for ease of traveler access, affordable parking, short security lines, and its ability to attract passengers from Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut, and currently offers service to 37 nonstop destinations from airlines such as Allegiant, American, Breeze, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, and United Airlines. For more information regarding travel options from PVD, visit https://flyri.com.

About Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport: A convenient and low-cost gateway to New England, Rhode Island T. F. Green International 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. Well known for ease of traveler access, affordable parking, and faster security lines, PVD is frequently named as one of USA Today’s “Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” and has earned further distinction as a “Top Two” airport in Travel + Leisure’s most recent “World’s Best Awards.” Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport was also recently named one of the Top 3 Airports in the U.S. and Top Ten in the World by the Condé Nast Traveler and Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards for 2023. More information is available at https://flyri.com/.

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