Jet Blue to begin flights to RI in November

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- JetBlue Airways is coming to Rhode Island.

The airline said on Wednesday that it would start flying nonstop to T.F. Green Airport from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting Nov. 29.

Providence becomes the 75th destination for the airline.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) says the move will give travelers more flight options and improve the state's business reputation.

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

Southwest is the dominant airline at T.F. Green.