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Breeze sets spring launch for inaugural West Coast flights from T.F....

PROVIDENCE – The long-awaited inaugural flights between Rhode Island and the West Coast are finally preparing for takeoff, with Breeze Airways launching routes to...

Frontier Airlines ending service from T.F. Green in April 2023

WARWICK – Frontier Airlines will cease operations at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport on April 19, 2023, the R.I. Airport Corp. announced Wednesday.  Frontier...

Breeze Airways looks to open $160M base at T.F. Green

WARWICK – Breeze Airways is looking to invest more than $160 million in a permanent base at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, with...
RIPPLE EFFECT: R.I. Airport Corp. CEO and President Iftikhar Ahmad thinks new nonstop flights in and out of Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport to southern and West Coast destinations will help boost both leisure and business travel to Rhode Island, which will have a rippling effect for the rest of the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New nonstop flights have R.I. tourism leaders salivating

Iftikhar Ahmad sees dollar signs in the winding security lines and crowds clumped around conveyor belts of suitcases at Rhode Island T.F. Green International...

Hopeful signs for tourism

As we leave another COVID winter behind, some hopeful signs for tourism are emerging along with the crocuses. R.I. Commerce Corp. recently approved spending $3.4...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Proposed $247M Amtrak station at Warwick airport draws mixed reaction

A proposed Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has public transit advocates and members of the business community divided over whether...

Moody’s affirms credit rating, economic outlook for R.I. Airport Corp. bonds

PROVIDENCE – The quasi-public agency that controls state airports continues to face moderate credit risk and a stable economic outlook, according to recent ratings...
RHODE ISLAND T.F. GREEN International Airport in Warwick will receive $6.5 million in the 2022 fiscal year from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to help upgrade and improve airport operations. Rhode Island's six state airports will receive about $45 million in total from the act over the next five years. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

R.I. state airports to receive $45M in federal funds over 5...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s state-run airports will receive $45 million from the Federal Aviation Administration over the next five years to help upgrade and...
EMPTY FEELING: Kristen Adamo, CEO and president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, stands in the barren lobby at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick in March 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive amount of canceled trips. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. branding has been hit or miss

TOURISM When R.I. Commerce Corp. decided to hire a chief marketing officer in late 2015, it made sense – bring in a person to guide...
Iftikhar Ahmad

Iftikhar Ahmad

Iftikhar Ahmad’s tenure as chief of the R.I. Airport Corp. has had its share of turbulence, but he’s managed to maintain his bearings through...
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