Providence lands first European route

Providence lands first European route

Starting June 18, 2015, Germany’s Condor Airlines will launch flights to Providence’s T.F. Green Airport. The twice weekly flights to Frankfurt will be the airport’s first regularly scheduled European route.

“I am pleased to help welcome Condor Airlines to T.F. Green starting next summer. This new international service will give Rhode Island travelers a direct, affordable connection to Frankfurt and Europe. And it should help make Rhode Island a more popular destination for European tourists and businesses looking to expand to our shores,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed. “Our continued investment in modernizing T.F. Green and extending the runway is key to helping attract new business, jobs, and tourism to Rhode Island.”

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Condor will operate the flights on Monday and Thursday using 259-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The seasonal flights will operate through September 2015, before resuming in June 2016.

“This is a huge victory for Rhode Island,” Kelly Fredericks, president of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) that runs the airport, says to the Providence Journal . “Our expectation is that this is going to lead to other opportunities.”

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