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WARWICK, R.I. - SMQ Limousine welcomes Cabo Verde Airlines to Providence RI.
History took place at T.F. Green Airport, as the first Cabo Verde Airlines flight arrived Tuesday afternoon.
The flight, which carried 177 passengers, landed in Warwick just before 4 p.m. The plane was met on the tarmac by firefighters, who saluted the plane with an arch of water.
Airport executives, along with airport staffers and passengers, said it was a huge step for the airport, as well as Rhode Island.
"(The) mission is to connect Rhode Island with the world, and I can't think of a better way than Cape Verde and TACV," said Kelly Fredericks, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corp.
Flights to Cape Verde had historically gone through Boston, but T.F. Green officials were able to get the airline to move its operations to Warwick.
"Taking advantage of our convenience and accessibility, we think it's a perfect fit" Fredericks said.
Many of Tuesday's passengers said the flight was just business as usual. But for others, the flight was an opportunity to see Rhode Island for the first time.
"Investigating, googling a little bit and try to find out things about here, interesting things to discover. So, now I'm going to see it," said Luis Almaida.
History was made again shortly after, as the first flight from T.F. Green Airport to Cape Verde took off.