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RHODE ISLAND T. F. GREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RANKED #3 IN TRAVEL + LEISURE “WORLD’S BEST” AWARDS

Seventh award in the last 5 years & only airport in Northeast recognized by T+L

WARWICK, RI – SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is proud to announce that Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) was selected as one of the Top Three Domestic Airports in the Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/airports-domestic. This is the latest award of excellence for Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport within the travel industry, which has been recognized by national reviewers seven times in the last five years including one of the “Best Small Airports” in the nation in USA Today’s “Ten Best” Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020 and 2021.

This year’s #3 ranking from Travel + Leisure improves upon the Rhode Island airport’s Top Five placement in T+L’s “2020 World’s Best Awards.” The airport, located in Warwick, Rhode Island just south of the capital city of Providence, was singled out by Travel + Leisure as a favorite of voters who prefer it to Boston Logan (BOS). "It is the nicest, clean, friendliest airport I have ever been to," said one. "You can get in or out of this airport in a matter of minutes," raved another. "I love it because it's big enough to have everything you need, but small enough to be easy to navigate," added another respondent.

“I would like to congratulate the Rhode Island Airport Corporation family on an outstanding job achieving another recognition as one of the nation’s best airports,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “Happy passengers ultimately help increase the airport’s contributions to the travel and tourism economy of our great state.”

“This well-deserved honor brings significant national recognition to Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, as well as our state, and provides a helpful boost to Rhode Island’s travel and tourism industry as the state and nation continue our recovery,” said Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee.

“It is truly heartening to see Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport recognized for its efforts to be the ‘best’ airport in all respects, working to keep all travelers safe, while providing easy access to the highest caliber airport service,” said Rhode Island House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi.  “Honors such as this ultimately help our state’s tourism and business economy prosper.”

“All the travel magazines appear to agree – Rhode Island has one of the best airports in the nation,” said Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey. “This recognition can pay long term dividends in helping Warwick and Rhode Island’s economy as more people recognize that Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport is the best airport to start or finish one’s leisure or business travel.”

“I’m proud to see that others are recognizing what we’ve always known,” said Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi.  “Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport provides an easy and pleasant gateway to tourism opportunities for Warwick as well as throughout our state.”

“On behalf of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation’s Board of Directors, we are truly thankful for the support of all who travel through Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport in helping recognize the efforts of all those committed to achieving excellence,” said RIAC Board Chair Jonathan N. Savage.

Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD), is located just outside Providence, Rhode Island.  It is considered a convenient and low-cost international gateway to New England, and has earned a reputation for ease of traveler access, affordable parking and short lines, attracting passengers from Rhode Island as well as nearby Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut.  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 2021 World’s Best Awards for Top Domestic Airports can be found at https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/airports-domestic

Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport was recently selected by Breeze Airways as one of 16 inaugural airports in the nation, providing PVD with new direct connections to previously unserved business and travel destinations on the east coast. In the past year, Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport has expanded enhanced airport cleaning and sanitization, and also added family-friendly amenities and other customer service improvements while maintaining PVD’s ease of lower-stress travel preferred by so many throughout the region.

About Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport: A convenient and low-cost gateway to New England, Rhode Island T. F. Green International 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, Rhode Island  T. F. Green International Airport was named as one of USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” for 2021 as well as “Top Three” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best 2021” Awards for Top Domestic Airports. Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport was most recently named 4th “Best Airport” in the U.S. in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.