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Gerald R. Ford International Airport Celebrates Gateway Transformation Project Phase One Completion

September 27, 2017: Construction on the first phase of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s (GFIA) Gateway Transformation Project started in December 2015, and concluded in September 2017 with a ribbon-cutting celebration with sponsors, tenants, airport staff, and dignitaries. Read more.

Frontier Airlines Returning to Grand Rapids

July 18, 2017: Frontier Airlines is returning to Grand Rapids (GRR), the airline announced today. Frontier, headquartered in Denver, will be serving the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) with four weekly nonstop flights to Orlando International Airport (MCO) on an Airbus A320 family aircraft, along with service to Denver International Airport (DEN). Read more. 

Gerald R. Ford International Airport Senior VP & COO Announces Retirement

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) Senior Vice President & COO Phil Johnson has announced his retirement after more than 20 years at the Airport. Read more.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport names new President and CEO

November 30, 2016: The Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced its new president and CEO. The GFIA Airport Authority Board voted unanimously to hire Jim Gill. Gill previously worked for 15 years at the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates two airports including the Pittsburgh International Airport. During his time there he served as both CFO and COO. Before that, he spent six years at Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. Read more. 

Gerald R. Ford International Airport Records Busiest Month in Airport History

August 23, 2016: July 2016 was the single busiest month in Gerald R. Ford International Airport history. July passenger numbers were up 1.69% year-over-year; resulting in the busiest July ever, and breaking an all-time monthly record from July 2015. In July 2016, 238,237 total passengers traveled through the air. Read more.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority is ready to fly

July 1, 2016: The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) is officially operating. The Authority transition was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration with support from Kent County Commissioners and government officials. Read more.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport Ranked #1 Airport in North America

February 29, 2016: The Gerald R. Ford International Airport provides first-class travel experiences and excellent customer services and amentities, and those efforts have been recognized by the Airports Council International (ACI) as the best in North America. Read more.