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T.F. Green airport has first yearly passenger increase in 8 years

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T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I., had its first year-over-year increase in passenger numbers in eight years in 2013, with a 4.2 percent rise in traffic, to 3.8 million.

The addition of JetBlue Airways, which started serving T.F. Green in late 2012, had a significant impact on the airport, officials said, transporting nearly 267,000 travelers last year.

Passenger numbers plummeted at the Rhode Island airport during the downturn, when airlines started flying smaller planes and cutting back on route frequency. The addition of several low-cost carriers at Logan International Airport in recent years has also drawn passengers away from T.F. Green.

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