Gov. Gina Raimondo, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and Green State Airport officials will announce today that the new airline flying from the airport will be TACV Cabo Verde, the national carrier of Cape Verde, which will offer flights to Portugal, the Azores and Cape Verde, sources tell Rhode Island Public Radio.
The announcement is scheduled for this afternoon at the airport. TACV is the second airline since September to disclose plans to fly from Green. In September, Condor Airlines officials said they planned to offer seasonal flights to Germany.
The latest announcement comes as construction is underway to extend Green’s main runway, which is to permit more long haul flights out of Rhode Island’s major airport. The addition of TACV could also help Green add passengers, which would help the airport because travel from Green has been down.