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Speaker Shekarchi, President Ruggiero welcome nonstop and direct flights from RI T.F. Green to L.A.
Service Includes One-Stop BreezeThru Service to Orange County, Jacksonville and Tampa
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio today welcomed the announcement today by Breeze Airways that it will provide new and resuming service between Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD), including non-stop routes to Columbus (CMH), Cincinnati (CVG), and Los Angeles (LAX) in 2023. Breeze Airways also announced new direct one-stop “BreezeThru” service between Orange County, CA (SNA) and PVD available six-days-a-week starting March 29, 2023.
“More flight options means more visitors, and more jobs for Rhode Island,” said Rhode Island House Speaker Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick). “Our General Assembly’s wise investments in state tourism marketing are already paying dividends for our state’s economy, supporting both new and existing jobs throughout Rhode Island.”
“Enhancing Rhode Island’s travel and hospitality economy has been a major priority for the Rhode Island Senate,” said Senate President Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence). “We are extremely proud of the Senate’s role in bolstering our tourism economy and appreciate our partnership with Breeze Airways to create new jobs and new destinations for the traveling public.”
Breeze Airways will begin providing non-stop service from Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) twice a week starting May 17, 2023.
More route announcements are expected over the coming months as Breeze Airways establishes a base of operations at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, which is expected to bring additional destination announcements and new jobs to the airport in 2023.
“Breeze always looks for underserved routes where we can add nonstop flights, low fares and our brand of Seriously Nice service,” said Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President. “Today we’re excited to add more service from Providence as it becomes our newest base in the new year, now with eleven nonstop and BreezeThru destinations.”
“We are thrilled that Breeze has continued to enhance its service to Rhode Island, now offering a total of twelve nonstop and direct routes throughout the nation,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “We’re proud to partner with Breeze Airways to offer additional options for travelers, including a total of at least 30 weekly flights from Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport next summer.”
“This is wonderful news for both business and leisure travel to the Ocean State,” said Governor Dan McKee. “New connections to the west coast and cities across the United States are a foundation of our Rhode Island 2030 plan to boost our state’s tourism and hospitality economy.”
“When we invested federal resources in extending the runway and made other key upgrades to the airport, the goal was more routes, more tourism, more opportunities for economic growth, and increased connections between Rhode Island and West Coast destinations,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed. “It’s good to see federal investments in our state’s airport infrastructure paying real dividends in terms of job creation and our tourism economy.”
“The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is honored to partner with Breeze Airways and Rhode Island’s leadership, all of whom have worked tirelessly to help ensure that Rhode Island’s airports remain a vital economic driver for the state,” said Rhode Island Airport Corporation Board Chairman Jonathan Savage.
For more information, contact:
Legislative Press Bureau
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
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