WARWICK – The R.I. Airport Corp. announced Thursday a new weekday, nonstop flight service from T.F. Green Airport to St. Hubert Airport in Montreal.
The flight will be flown by Public Charters Inc., which does business as Regional Sky.
“We are delighted to welcome Regional Sky to T.F. Green Airport,” said RIAC President and CEO Iftikhar Ahmad in a statement. “We are aware that many of our customers have anxiously awaited nonstop service to Montreal, so we have been searching for an airline partner to deliver that service. We’re confident the travel experience on Regional Sky will be a highly positive one.”
The route will fly a Beechcraft 1900C, a twin-engine turboprop fixed-wing aircraft with 19 passenger seats, five times per week. Roundtrip tickets on Regional Sky’s website were typically listed for $450.
The flight is scheduled to take one hour and 10 minutes.
James Gallagher, president and CEO of Regional Sky, said in a statement, “Passengers will enjoy competitive fares and easy departure and arrival facilities to help streamline the check-in process. By utilizing more convenient airports, it will significantly reduce overall travel time.”
St. Hubert Airport is one of two Montreal airports. Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is the busiest airport in the city, and the third-busiest airport in Canada.
Flights will begin on Nov. 5.
The RIAC also announced the addition of a nonstop daily flight to West Palm Beach, Fla., offered by JetBlue. The route will be introduced to T.F. Green starting Feb. 14, 2019 andwill be on a 150-seat Airbus A320.
“With this announcement, Rhode Islanders will now be able to fly to West Palm Beach daily from T.F. Green Airport. The community has been quite vocal on the need to attain daily service to West Palm Beach so we are particularly pleased to make this announcement,” said Ahmad.
Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor. Email him at Bergenheim@PBN.com.