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West Michigan private jet provider merging with Florida company to expand offerings
CASCADE TWP. — West Michigan private jet service provider Northern Jet Management Inc. plans to merge into a Florida company to create a top-20 private air service provider in the U.S.
GR airport poised for ‘new growth territory’ after pandemic disruptions
After withstanding a historic crash in passenger travel activity at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a mild recession would hardly phase the air travel industry. That’s the view of Tory Richardson, the president and CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.
GR airport to complete $110M concourse expansion next year
CASCADE TWP. — Gerald R. Ford International Airport officials expect to complete a $110 million concourse expansion in June 2023, followed by renovation work on the existing concourse that’s set to finish in early 2024.
People in the News: Oct. 10, 2022
People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.
Companies reveal new air travel technology, devices at GR airport
CASCADE TWP. — The first cohort of companies to receive grants through an air travel technology development program have revealed the fruits of their labor, including a self-driving wheelchair, an advanced flying security camera and a complete 3D model of Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Masks now optional for travelers, employees at Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Masks are now optional for passengers and visitors at Gerald R. Ford International Airport following a federal court ruling and announcement that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer require mask use.
Whitmer signs budget with childcare, talent development priorities; millions in one-time spending for Kent Co.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a state budget for the new fiscal year that includes hundreds of millions of dollars for childcare and talent development, as well as more than $23 million in one-time spending for various Kent County developments.
Passenger travel rebounds as West Mich. airports eye capital projects
Airport officials in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Muskegon have yet to see passenger travel fully rebound to 2019 levels, but they remain optimistic about the gradual return of business travel and their ability to support capital investments.
Grand Rapids airport breaks ground on new $7.7M operations center
GRAND RAPIDS — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport broke ground today on a $7.7 million operations center meant to serve as a “lifeline” by streamlining day-to-day operations and providing support in emergencies.
GR airport traffic rebounds, though business travel and stimulus concerns loom
GRAND RAPIDS — Passenger travel has steadily rebounded since the depths of the pandemic slowdown, but Grand Rapids airport officials are concerned about the uncertainty over future business travel as well as a looming CARES Act deadline that could cause tens of thousands of layoffs at airlines.
‘No path back to normal:’ Hotel industry on edge as summer tourism boost wanes
Occupancy rates are slowly inching back up, but regional tourism leaders say it will take years for hotels to make up for lost profits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grand Rapids airport eyes direct international flights with latest expansion
GRAND RAPIDS — Gerald R. Ford International Airport officials have announced a new expansion project meant to eventually support nonstop international commercial flights.
More Grand Rapids airport layoffs as air travel slowly rebounds
GRAND RAPIDS — A food vendor at Gerald R. Ford International Airport has notified state officials that 84 temporary furloughs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may become permanent layoffs by Oct. 15.
MiBiz Growth Report: August 2, 2020
MiBiz growth report for August 2, 2020.
GR company broadens food processing sanitization to help stop COVID-19 spread
A Grand Rapids-based startup is applying sanitization techniques long used in the food processing industry to a broader range of facilities in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces.
Grand Rapids airport testing new UV products to disinfect surfaces
GRAND RAPIDS — Gerald R. Ford International Airport is trying out a new robot and other tools that disinfect using ultraviolet (UV) technology in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
GR airport exec: ‘The worst part is behind us’
CASCADE TOWNSHIP — Officials at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport have launched a new campaign to ensure travelers’ safety as activity begins to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.
Ohio developer buys Knoll manufacturing plant, plans renovations
KENTWOOD — A Cleveland-based developer with properties elsewhere in Michigan has made its first entry into the greater Grand Rapids market with the purchase of an industrial complex from office furniture maker Knoll Inc.
State-backed mobility pilot programs to test three new technologies in West Michigan
Three mobility programs with a reach into West Michigan received $230,000 in state grant funding intended to address public health concerns brought on by the coronavirus.
Delta seeks to suspend flights to three Michigan airports
Delta Air Lines is seeking federal permission to suspend flights to airports in Lansing, Flint and Kalamazoo as air travel demand has nearly vanished during the coronavirus pandemic.
The new normal: As public officials and businesses plan to reopen, the future will look much different
The world around us — as we knew it in Michigan before March 10 — is going to look much different for the next 12 to 18 months.
Growth Report: January 18, 2020
This is the growth report for January 18, 2020.
Allegiant adds 3 direct flights from Grand Rapids airport
GRAND RAPIDS — Allegiant Travel Co., a low-cost Las Vegas-based airline, plans to start direct service from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Los Angeles, Boston and Austin, Texas.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019
Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.
Muskegon County Airport sees increase in travelers with new flights
MUSKEGON — A new travel-friendly schedule at Muskegon County Airport continues to attract new business and leisure travelers, leading to higher overall passenger numbers. Recent spring break travel filled up many flights, and airport officials are even more optimistic as the region gears up for summer travel season.
Allegiant Air announces $42.8 million base at Grand Rapids airport
Allegiant Travel Co. is expanding its footprint at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport with the opening of a $42.8 million base.
Ford Airport CEO resigns
After nearly two years on the job, the top executive at the Gerald R. Ford Airport has stepped down.
Ford Airport adds nonstop service to Sarasota via Allegiant
GRAND RAPIDS — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport said today it was adding its 27th direct flight with a new route to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport from Allegiant Air.
Ford Airport adds nonstop flight to Phoenix
Travelers in West Michigan will have another nonstop flight option starting next year.
Ford Airport adds nonstop flights to Miami
American Airlines Inc. will begin offering daily nonstop flights to Miami from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport later this year.