Ten major airlines have Rhode Island flights into TF Green Airport (Theodore Francis Green Field), which is located in the state's capital and largest city of Providence. This is the only one of the state's airports with significant commercial passenger traffic. You can only fly to Rhode Island on commercial flights from outside of the state into this one airport. It is a fairly large facility with multiple national franchises for car rentals, and is within just a few minutes drive of many Providence hotels.
Both full fare and cheap flights to Rhode Island can be booked to Providence on Air Canada from Toronto; Continental (Cleveland and Newark); Delta (Cincinnati, New York City, and Atlanta); Northwest (Detroit); Southwest (Baltimore, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Tampa); United (Chicago and Washington, D.C.); US Airways (New York City, Philadelphia, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C.). As you can see, you do have a number of choices, and can even find Rhode Island flights from Las Vegas and Dallas.
If these are not enough Rhode Island flights for you, you might consider flying into Logan Airport in Boston. It is just over an hour's drive from Providence, and since so many Rhode Island vacations include time in Massachusetts, this is definitely a viable option. You might also consider Hartford Airport in Connecticut, which is also a bit more than an hour's drive away. Other ways to fly to Rhode Island including flying in private or chartered aircraft to North Kingstown, Newport, Pawtucket, and West Kingston.
Look for attractive airfare to Rhode Island and cheap flights to Rhode Island in a couple of ways. First, try the tool that you will find on this page, which has all the best options for you collected in one place. It also can assist you with booking luxury hotels and cheap hotels throughout the state, as well as with car rentals. Another inexpensive way to fly to Rhode Island is to research vacation packages in which the airfare is included. In some cases, you might find that the price of the entire package can be as attractively priced as the cheap flights to Rhode Island alone. Another benefit of these kinds of vacations is what else is included. Often your lodging, car rentals or other method of transportation around the state, as well as some dining or tours will be part of the package.
The only other of the airports in the state that service commercial Rhode Island flights and passenger traffic is on Block Island. Passenger service to this prime vacation destination is from Westerly Airport, in the westernmost corner of the state on the border with Connecticut and near the beaches of Misquamicut. In the 1920s, it was a simple grass air strip. Today it is a bustling airport with daily scheduled commercial flights to and from Block Island, only twelve miles off the coast of the mainland. This commuter type flight is only twenty minutes in length, and many visitors prefer it to the one hour long ferry from Point Judith or Newport.