Theodore Francis Green State Airport

Theodore Francis Green State Airport is located in Warwick, Rhode Island. The airport is about six miles outside of the city. It serves Warwick and Providence. The airport was dedicated in 1931 after Governor Theodore F. Green. The building that was built in the 30's had to be updated in 1996. It was completely rebuilt with a renovation of the main terminal. The main terminal is named after Bruce Sundlun, another governor of Rhode Island.

Marketing for the airport states that Theodore Francis Green Airport is an alternative to the busy Logan International Airport of Boston. The airport is unable to expand much more if needed, due to the residential area that surrounds it. Some of the older homes have been demolished so that expansion can occur later on. There are six airports in Rhode Island and this is by far the busiest.

The airport sits on 1,111 acres at the moment. It is 55 feet above sea level with two asphalt runways. The runways are 166 x 150 feet and 6081 x 150 feet. T.F. Green as most call it has a terminal with two concourses labeled North and South. The South Concourse provides eight gates, while the North has fourteen gates. Gate 7A is the only international gate set up for Air Canada flights. The gate is connected to customs on the lower level to make it easier for passengers. Both terminals have plenty of stores and restaurants for visitors.

The airlines at T.F. Green include Cape Air, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Airways. Cities that can be reached from the airport are Toronto, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Newark, Cleveland, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Detroit, Washington, Chicago, and Charlotte. Most of the flights from this Rhode Island airport are in the Northwest. There are very little of the flights that travel beyond the Midwest without a connecting flight.

Ground transportation to the airport is available. Taxi, public transit, and shuttles help visitors get to and from the airport. As a mostly residential area near the airport it can take fifteen or more minutes to reach hotels located close to the airport. Amtrak is also adjacent to the airport, making trains a viable option for travelers.

T.F. Green airport provides a number of places for travelers to eat. Some of the places include the Federal Tavern, Candy Hangar, Famous Famiglia, Quiznos, Johnny Rockets, Providence Oyster Bar, Dunkin' Donuts, and TGI Fridays. The Federal Tavern is located in the terminal rather than the concourses. It is a full service restaurant with seafood, pasta, and spirits available.

Shopping is just as varied as the restaurant choices. Borders, Federal Hill News, New York Times Bookstore, Explore Rhode Island, Brighton, Brooks Brothers, and Shades are just a few of the shopping options. New stores have been opened up at the airport in the last year.

Terminal facilities include conference rooms, with full service business options. Wireless internet is also spread throughout the airport to make it easy for travelers to stay connected.

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