West Michigan Airport Infrastructure
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
- The airport operates three runways:
- Main East/West runway – 150 ft. wide x 10,000-ft. long
- Parallel East/West runway – 100 ft. wide x 5,000-ft. long
- North/South runway – 150 ft. wide x 8,501 ft. long
- The airport covers nearly 3,200 acres (over five square miles).
- The airport’s passenger terminal building is just over 240,850 square feet; with over 170,000 square feet open to the public.
- The airport operates its own police, fire, and maintenance departments.
- There are two concourses and 13 gates in the passenger terminal building.
Passenger Air Travel
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is served by five passenger airlines with 120 daily scheduled nonstop flights to and from 24 major market destinations.
- Over 7,200 travelers pass through Gerald R. Ford International Airport each day.
- 2.6 Million passengers traveled through Gerald R. Ford International Airport in 2016.
- Takeoffs and landings in 2016 totaled more than 81,000 - an average of more than 200 a day.
- Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the 82nd busiest commercial airport in the nation and the second busiest airport in Michigan.
- There are two cargo airlines located at Gerald R. Ford International.
- More than 222,500 pounds of air cargo pass through Gerald R. Ford International Airport each day, more than 111 tons per day!
- More than 86 million pounds of air cargo passed through Gerald R. Ford International Airport in 2016.
- Nearly 1,500 people work at the airport, the majority being employed by airport tenants.
- The airport generates over $500 million annually in economic activity throughout its West Michigan 13-county service area.
- The airport is financially self-supporting and receives no funding from property taxes, general funds, or special taxes. Airport operations and improvements generate local net airport revenue, rather than spend valuable tax dollars.