T.F. Green officially changes its name

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WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE)- Rhode Island’s airport officially has a new name after Gov. Dan McKee signed off on the change, the airport announced on Wednesday.

T.F. Green will be called “Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport” going forward.

Gov. McKee signed the bill on June 4, but the airport made the official announcement on social media on Wednesday.

The name change was made in effort to provide better geographic identification for the airport and to better support the state’s economy and tourism sector.

“This name change can help better identify Rhode Island as a destination for all travelers and we are confident this measure will have a long term benefit to Rhode Island’s economy,” said Jonathan Savage, chair of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

The airport had been operating under the T.F. Green name since 1938 in honor of Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator Theodore Francis Green.

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