New England Council member T.F. Green Airport is looking forward to growth in 2016. After a rocky decade for the airline industry, the number of passengers passing through the airport is expected to grow in the new year.
Several airlines, including NEC members Southwest and American, have plans to increase service to and from T. F. Green in 2016. Late last year, American announced a new direct route from Green to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, which is expected to significantly increase the number of passengers traveling through the airport.
T.F. Green is better positioned than ever for growth. In the last year, the airport completed $44 million in safety improvements to its runways, as well as several multi-million dollar improvements. Green is now focusing on a two-year, $87 million expansion of its main runway, which will allow more flights and larger aircraft to travel through Providence.
T.F. Green Chief Executive Kelly J. Fredericks recently said “The industry is bouncing back. We’re well positioned to be the recipient of some of those increased seats in the market. I’m looking forward to 2016.”
The New England Council looks forward to T.F. Green’s growth in 2016 and beyond.