Items Tagged with 'SouthWest Airlines'


Ford airport connects to Midwest hub

October 28, 2015
An airline is connecting travelers at Gerald R. Ford International Airport to another Midwest airport. Read More

Griffins create contest for Texas getaway

March 27, 2015
The Grand Rapids Griffins are offering up a free trip to San Antonio, Texas through a partnership with an airport and airline. Read More

Ford airport passenger traffic takes off with Southwest

November 1, 2013
Ford airport’s most recent numbers on monthly passenger traffic are up, thanks in large part to Southwest Airlines. Read More

Regional Air Alliance saved West Michigan $100 million

September 13, 2013
The Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan is ready to fold its wings. Read More

Why did Southwest Airlines change its view on the Grand Rapids market?

August 9, 2013
When Southwest Airlines converts its existing AirTran service at Gerald R. Ford International Airport this Sunday and adds two new destinations, it will mark a complete shift in how the carrier viewed the Grand Rapids market for years. Read More

Southwest Airlines’ arrival changes airport’s perception

Travelers and visitors should benefit from low cost-carrier’s presence at Gerald R. Ford International.

July 26, 2013
Southwest Airlines will begin its Grand Rapids service Aug. 11 with its first flight going to St. Louis. Read More

Kent County hotel revenue climbs 10 percent

July 10, 2013
Experience Grand Rapids reported that Kent County hotel occupancy and revenue are continuing to trend up in 2013 — following a record year in 2012. Read More

Frontier Airlines ends service at Ford airport

April 1, 2013
Frontier Airlines has announced it will end its Grand Rapids service, beginning on Sept. 8. Read More

Southwest Airlines arrives at Ford International Airport

February 4, 2013
Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced this morning that Southwest Airlines will begin offering service to and from the airport — beginning on Aug. 11. Read More

Southwest might land at airport next year

Airline will transform AirTran operation at GFIA into its own.

December 1, 2012
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Executive Director Brian Ryks expects that Southwest Airlines will begin operating at the Kent County-owned airport sometime in 2013, most likely in the second half of next year. Read More