Ford airport announcing ‘new airline’ and $90M ‘major expansion’

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport plans to make two announcements tomorrow.

In the morning, the airport will announce its plans for a new $90-million “major expansion” project. The Ford Airport Authority board and leadership team will be joined for the announcement by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga and a representative from Michigan Sen. Peter MacGregor’s office.

In the afternoon, a “new airline” will announce service in Grand Rapids. Ford airport Interim President and CEO Brian Picardat and the airline’s president will make comments.

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Ford airport served more than 3.26 million passengers in 2018, and more than 9,000 travelers pass through each day.

The airport offers non-stop service to 27 destinations, with more than 140 daily non-stop flights.

It generates more than $3.1 billion in annual “economic output” throughout West Michigan and employs more than 2,000 people.

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