The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) announced today that Sun Country Airlines will begin operating out of T.F. Green with two non-stop routes to Nashville and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The service will start in April with promotional rates as low as $69.00 each way. Ticket purchases are available now.
“This is a great day for the airport and for Rhode Island travelers. Sun Country is an airline on the move and we appreciate that they have added T.F. Green to their growing list of destinations,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation in a prepared statement. “Every time we add an airline or a route we are strengthening Rhode Island’s economy and providing a wider array of travel destinations for the business community.”
“We’re excited to provide new low cost air service to Rhode Island residents and to bring more visitors to the great city of Providence,” said Chief Commercial Officer Ted Botimer in a prepared statement. “Our focus on low fares and great customer service will be a great fit in this market, and we look forward to our continued partnership with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.”
“I’m thrilled that Sun Country is joining the rapidly-growing list of airlines that have found a home at T.F. Green,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo in a prepared statment. “With every expansion, we’re sending a message that Rhode Island is on the move. These two new flights mean new business and tourism for our state.”
“I’m pleased to help welcome Sun Country Airlines to the Ocean State and the growing network of airlines serving T.F. Green. This is more good news for travelers and the state, and further evidence that extending the runway and modernizing the airport was a smart move. More non-stop destinations means increased opportunities, business, visitors, and connections,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed in a prepared statement, the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, who has worked with the Federal Aviation Administration to invest approximately $110 million in upgrading T.F. Green and extending the main runway 1,500 feet.
“Sun Country Airlines is a welcome addition to T.F. Green,” said Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey in a prepared statement. “In recent years, our airport has become an economic engine for Warwick.
For more information on Sun Country Airlines, visit www.suncountry.com.