Starting June 2 there will be two flights a week out of TF Green to the Cape Verde islands. The 210-seat aircrafts will be the first regularly scheduled international flights out of the airport.
Flights will take off on Tuesdays and Fridays to the island of Santiago. From there, TACV Carbo Airlines will offer commuter flights to other islands. Gov. Gina Raimondo said the move makes sense given the state’s large Cape Verdean community.
“It’s an important milestone for the airport to have the first ever consistently scheduled international flight,” said Raimondo. “So it’s going to be the airport on the map, put Rhode Island on the map in a way that we haven’t done before.”
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said these flights will take the airport to the next level. “For the fabric of Rhode Island it allows us to celebrate our own, to look to our future and to understand that by mixing that together there’s a real, real equation for success for TF Green,” said Avedisian.
He said he hopes there will be more announcements of international flights this year. In mid-June Condor airlines will offer flights to Frankfurt Germany, but only during the summer.
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