The average airfare to fly out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport dropped $9.50 in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the previous three months, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
January 2012 News
An economic impact study conducted by Anderson Economic Group showed that ArtPrize alone pumped $15.4 million to the local economy, attracted more than 320,000 visitors and created more than 200 new jobs during its 19 days in 2011.
In May 2011, when Southwest Airlines finalized a deal to absorb low-cost carrier AirTran Airways, Johnson knew the airport needed to bring out the big guns to prove Grand Rapids’ worth lest Southwest decide to take its business elsewhere.
Southwest Airlines will convert its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, to Southwest operations at Gerald R. Ford International Airport and other domestic and international airports, the company announced today.