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JetBlue to begin service at RI airport

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November 29, 2012 09:07 AM EST | AP


WARWICK, R.I. — JetBlue Airways is kicking off service at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee plans to welcome the airline to the state Thursday, when it begins nonstop service between the airport and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Chafee had pushed to bring JetBlue to Rhode Island, saying the move will give travelers more options and improve the state's business climate.

In New England, JetBlue also flies out of Boston; Hartford, Conn.; Portland, Maine and Burlington, Vt.