If you have flown out of or picked up arriving passengers from Gerald R. Ford International Airport here in Grand Rapids, you know how busy it is, and keeps getting busier. Not to mention all of the construction and additions going on. Well, there is a good reason for that!

The passenger count keeps going up. Every year, more and more people travel through the Ford Airport. Also, new airlines have arrived, and others have added many new, direct flights. And with all of this, the Ford Airport ranks as one of the fastest growing airports in the country.

According to the website Upgraded Points, our Ford Airport the the 4th fastest growing. The website said, "Gerald R Ford International (GRR), the airport for Grand Rapids, MI, saw 15.52% growth. It made consistent headlines for additional routes to Florida airports, Miami in particular, from budget airlines and traditional airlines alike."

Kudos to our Gerald R. Ford International Airport! We know West Michigan is one of the most desirable places to live and work and is also one of the fastest growing areas in the country, so it stands to reason one way to keep our growth going is with great air service. Let's keep it growing!