Wednesday, December 30, 2020 – Warwick, RI – Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) President and CEO Iftikhar Ahmad today expressed his gratitude to outgoing Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon for his years of dedicated public service to the people of Warwick. Over the last several years RIAC has worked closely with the City of Warwick on matters ranging from the development of the City Centre initiative, disposal of airport properties to add to tax revenue for Warwick, marketing initiative, airport equipment transfer to Warwick, but most importantly the development of a 20-year Master Plan for T.F. Green Airport. Airport team looks forward to maintaining a strong relationship with the incoming Picozzi Administration just as it has with Warwick’s previous mayors.
“I want to express my thanks and appreciation to Mayor Solomon and his Administration for his years of commitment as both Mayor and City Councilor for the City of Warwick,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “He helped move the city forward through a difficult period, providing valuable input into a feasible and flexible 20 year master plan for T.F. Green Airport and the Interlink, while championing the City Centre initiative that seeks to build upon Warwick’s unique assets.”
“I thank Iftikhar Ahmad and his team at the Rhode Island Airport Corporation for their terrific partnership. T.F. Green Airport is an economic engine that brings jobs and businesses to our community,” said Mayor Joseph J. Solomon. “I hope that Mayor-elect Picozzi and his advisors agree and continue this mutually beneficial relationship.”
“The Solomon Administration can take a great deal of pride in all that it accomplished,” added Ahmad. “We offer the Mayor our fond best wishes in his future endeavors and look forward to continuing to build on this important work with a positive and productive relationship with Mayor Picozzi, just as we have with the Solomon and Avedisian Administrations.”
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. Well known for ease of traveler access, affordable parking and faster security lines, T.F. Green Airport was named as one of USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” for 2020 as well as “Top Five” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best 2020” Awards for Top Domestic Airports. T.F. Green was most recently named 4th “Best Airport” in the U.S. in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.