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5:28 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Air Canada to suspend direct flights from TF Green to Toronto

TF Green Airport - Photo by Catherine Welch
TF Green Airport - Photo by Catherine Welch

Air Canada will no longer be flying out of TF Green Airport. The carrier will suspend all service between Providence and Toronto this March. Rhode Island Airport Corporation interim President and CEO Peter Fraizer says it was the only scheduled international flight leaving the airport. But he doesn’t think it's suspension will be a blow to the airport’s image.

“You can get on any airline here and get to anywhere in the world," says Fraizer. "Whether we have a direct non-stop flight to Canada is a blow to TF Green’s image? I would beg to differ.”

Fraizer adds the loss will only affect a potential of 36 passengers each day. He says TF Green couldn’t compete with larger planes leaving to Toronto daily from Logan International Airport in Boston.

H/T PBN

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