Ford airport reports best-ever January
Despite the polar vortex, last month was the busiest January ever for Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
The airport served 257,194 passengers last month, a 7-increase from January 2018.
“The continued growth of the Ford airport is a testament to the growth of West Michigan,” said Brian Picardat, interim president and CEO, Ford airport. “The decision to fly through Grand Rapids also has a huge impact in attracting additional air service to meet increased passenger demand.”
Ford airport is preparing for more routes this year, with three new non-stop destinations by Allegiant Airlines: Sarasota-Bradenton, beginning in April; and Nashville and Savannah-Hilton Head, beginning in June.
As passenger numbers continue to grow, airport officials encourage travelers to arrive at least two hours before their flights.