- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport is adding international options this summer.

Starting in June, the airport will begin offering flights to Frankfurt, Germany, and Cape Verde off the western coast of Africa.

The airport has a revamped area for U.S. Customs and Border Protection where agents can welcome travelers into the United States through Rhode Island.

The customs area received $110 million in upgrades could begin operating as soon as June 2, though the area had existed for years.

Kelly Fredericks, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, tells WJAR-TV the goal is to make the airport more competitive. He says he will likely propose rebranding T.F. Green as an international airport.

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