Breeze Airways to celebrate opening of new Rhode Island base

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WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Breeze Airways will celebrate the new opening of its base in Warwick. 

A ribbon cutting event is scheduled for noon Wednesday at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport.

Gov. Dan McKee, Rhode Island Airport Corporation president and CEO Iftikhar Ahmad, Breeze Airways’ Chief Operations Officer Mike Wuerger, and other officials will be in attendance. 

Earlier this year, Breeze Airways said it was looking to hire up to 250 employees for their new base. It wasn’t immediately known if the airline filled all the positions.

Elizabeth Tanner, Rhode Island secretary of commerce, said in January, “With hundreds of good-paying jobs and dozens of additional flights, this expansion will be a driver of economic development and tourism in the Ocean State.”

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