WARWICK, RI – Thursday, July 9, 2020 – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is proud to announce that T.F. Green Airport is among the Top Domestic Airports in the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. This is the latest award of excellence for T.F. Green Airport within the travel industry, coming just months after T.F. Green Airport’s recognition as the 2nd Best Small Airport in the nation in USA Today’s “Ten Best” Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020.
“We are truly humbled and thankful for all the support T.F. Green Airport has received from travelers near and far,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “T.F. Green Airport’s recognition as No. 5 in the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards is a tribute to the collective effort of all who work at T.F. Green Airport, as well as all those who make Rhode Island a welcoming destination as our state moves forward in our recovery.”
“It’s exciting to see the rest of the nation catch on to what Rhode Islanders already know: T.F. Green Airport is one of the best airports in America,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “T.F. Green keeps Rhode Island families and businesses well connected to the rest of the world, and I look forward to continuing to support the airport as it expands and innovates.”
In ranking T.F. Green Airport No. 5 on the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards list of the Top Domestic Airports, readers affirmed T.F. Green Airport, located in Warwick RI, just south of the capitol city of Providence, as “a terrific alternative to Boston Logan International.” According to one Travel + Leisure survey respondent, T.F. Green Airport is “Miles better than flying through Boston.”
Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the travel and hospitality industry. Airports are rated in 5 categories: Access, check-in/security, restaurants/bars, shopping, and design. More information on Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards for Top Domestic Airports can be found at https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/airports-domestic
“Warwick is a wonderful place to visit and do business, and it’s very gratifying to once again have national recognition for T.F. Green Airport,” said Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon. “With such convenient access to an airport that’s easy and efficient to travel through, Warwick is an ideal place for conventions, sports tournaments, and an array of other events. The past several months have been a very challenging time for all aspects of our economy, and, in particular, for the travel and hospitality sectors, but I know that T.F. Green is uniquely positioned to rebound due to its focus on customer service and convenience.”
“This recognition serves as a particular point of pride for T.F. Green Airport,” said Jonathan Savage, Board Chair of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “There are 523 commercial airports in the United States and each of the airports ranked ahead of T.F. Green Airport had the benefit of showcasing newer terminals including investments of more than $1 billion. As such, being ranked among the top Airports in the nation truly recognizes the commitment to excellence in customer service of all at T.F. Green Airport.”
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that T.F. Green Airport’s direct economic impact to Rhode Island to be valued at $566,116,062, supporting 4,675 jobs in the state. The FAA also estimates T.F. Green’s indirect economic impact for Rhode Island at $1,665,633,579, supporting a total of 14,203 jobs through activities at the state’s only commercial airport.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 ranked #2 in USA Today’s “Reader’s Choice” Best Small Airport for 2020 and most recently, #5 in Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.