WARWICK, RI – T. F. Green International Airport will soon be home base for Breeze Airways, bringing 250 full-time jobs supporting 20 non-stop routes stemming from the city, and an $76.23M state GDP boost.
Breeze Airways President Tom Doxey joined Gov. Dan McKee and federal, state and local officials to announce the coming base of operations status for the company at T.F. Green.
According tot a statement from McKee’s office, airlines conduct regular maintenance checks and repairs at their bases. Bases are also locations where flight crews reside, which increase the potential for additional flight options for consumers and adds more flight options and the benefit of enhanced reliability given the availability of reserve crews and back-up aircraft.
Aside from the jobs and new routes, Rhode Islanders will benefit from will receive economic and tax revenue benefits generated by more routes, increased tourism related employment and revenue, expanded options for business and leisure travel as well as increased state hotel tax revenue.
McKee’s office announced that Appleseed, a third-party economic impact analysis firm, estimated the project would increase in annual state GDP by $76.23 million in 2026 and a gross increase of approximately $5.93 million in personal income, sales and business tax revenues during the twelve-year commitment period beginning in 2023.
“Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport becoming a base of operations for Breeze Airways will not only create hundreds of permanent jobs, but will also help increase city revenues and attract more travelers to our region,” said Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi. “I am thrilled about this new commitment and look forward to seeing Breeze’s growth in the years to come.”
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