Items Tagged with 'Brian Ryks'


Ford airport leader departs Grand Rapids

March 22, 2016
Gerald R. Ford International Airport will begin its search for a new executive director following the announcement today that its leader has taken a job with another airport. Read More

Airport starting 2016 on a high note

GFIA experiences a 10 percent to 12 percent surge in annual passenger counts.

December 25, 2015
2015 was a record-breaker for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, which saw its passenger numbers grow beyond 2014 a month before the year was over. Read More

Downtown Market names board members

May 19, 2014
The Downtown Market has added two veterans of the tourism industry to its board. Read More

Ford airport traffic dips

February 26, 2014
Both enplaned and deplaned passenger numbers were down in January at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

Ford airport reviews governance structure

November 12, 2013
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has hired airport-consulting firm LeighFisher to undertake a review of the airport’s governance structure. Read More

Airport tries to gain support for new deicing treatment system

June 21, 2013
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Executive Director Brian Ryks and Facilities Director Thomas Ecklund met with members of the media last week in an effort to clear up what they termed misconceptions about the airport’s new deicing fluid treatment system. Read More

Grand Rapids Magazine brand will adorn airport retail stores

April 19, 2013
Grand Rapids Magazine is moving off the Gerald R. Ford International Airport newsstand and into its own branded travel retail store within the main hall. Read More

A quality guy with a passion for aviation

August 20, 2012
Brian Ryks landed at Gerald R. Ford International Airport on July 8 — literally. The new executive director of the regional airport flew here and took on the facility’s key position the moment he got off the plane. Read More