WARWICK, RI — For the first time, TF Green International Airport will have flights to the west coast, including non-stop service to Los Angeles International Airport, Gov. Dan McKee said Tuesday.
The flights will begin this summer and will be provided by Breeze Airways, a new low-far airline from JetBlue founder David Neeleman. State officials said flights to Los Angeles will be twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
“Today is an exciting day for Rhode Island as we announce a long-awaited nonstop route to the West Coast,” McKee said. “With new flights bringing increased access to Rhode Island, we look forward to welcoming more overnight visitors which means more spending at our local restaurants, more spending at our retail businesses, and more money spent on arts and cultural activities, all supporting thousands of jobs and, in turn, supporting tens of thousands of families across our state.”
New Rhode Island TF Green International Airport routes include:
- Columbus, Ohio (Friday and Monday, starting May 27, Nice from $49 one way; Nicer from $99 summer seasonal route)
- Jacksonville, Florida (Friday and Monday, starting May 27, from $59 one way; Nicer from $109)
- Savannah, Georgia (Friday and Monday, starting June 3, Nice from $59 one way; Nicer from $109 summer seasonal route)
- Los Angeles (Wednesday and Saturday, starting June 29, Nice from $99 one way; Nicer from $189 Nicest from $199 summer seasonal route)
- Richmond, Virginia (Thursday and Sunday, starting June 30, Nice from $49 one way; Nicer from $89).
Breeze Airways began flying from Rhode Island in summer 2021 and currently offers three nonstop destinations from TF Green, including service to Charleston, South Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, and Pittsburgh.
With the addition of these five new routes, TF Green International Airport now offers 32 non-stop destinations, an increase of 88 percent since 2016. There’s more non-stop routes available now than before the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials said.
“This is a wonderful day, not just for Rhode Island TF Green International Airport, but for Rhode Island itself as we welcome our airport’s first ever direct flights to the West Coast,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, president of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “These five new routes are welcome news for leisure and business travelers to and from our state. We truly appreciate Breeze Airways’ continued investment in service to our state and region.”