$171,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to Companies Pioneering the Future of Aviation Industry

More than $170,000 Awarded to Companies Shaping the Future of the Aviation Industry GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, together with Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Seamless Ventures, Southwest Airlines®, Stantec GenerationAV and the West Michigan Aviation Academy, has announced the third round of companies that… Read the full press release

Ink by Hudson: A Wine Bar & Contemporary Bookstore Opens at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in partnership with Hudson, started construction on Ink by Hudson, a new wine bar and contemporary bookstore. Ink by Hudson will offer travelers a taste of local Michigan wines, shelves of diverse stories, travel essentials and gifts. “Ink by Hudson will… Read the full press release

ACI-NA Announces New Board of Directors with Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s CEO Among Leaders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) announced its new leaders to the ACI-NA Board of Directors including the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority’s president and CEO Tory Richardson. “I look forward to serving the aviation industry and its communities in this new position… Read the full press release

Ford International Airport welcomes American Airlines service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting May 5, 2023, Gerald R. Ford International Airport will increase its connectivity to the Northeast with additional service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on American Airlines. “We are thrilled to have American Airlines expand their network with the addition of an eighth destination,” said… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority appoints Heather Day as new human resources director

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority recently welcomed Heather Day as its new human resources director to help plan, design and develop employee-related initiatives that support the Airport’s strategic goals. In her new role, Day will lead performance management and oversee compensation, benefits and employee… Read the full press release

Ford International Airport unveils first-ever ad during Super Bowl LVI on Sunday

Nearly 1 Million Viewers in West Michigan Expected to View Ad Created by Extra Credit Projects Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — West Michigan viewers gathering to watch Super Bowl LVI on Sunday will notice a first-ever ad from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Nearly 1 million West Michigan viewers are expected… Read the full press release

Ford International Airport teams up with MEDC and Southwest Airlines to provide grants and testing opportunities to companies focused on air travel technology solutions

Partnership with MEDC, Southwest Airlines Provides Grants to Innovation-Driven Companies, Allowing Them to Test New Products, Services in Live Airport Environment Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With support from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Southwest Airlines, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has introduced the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship,… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport prepares for a patriotic welcome home for military members and veterans on Thanksgiving holiday

Grand Rapids, MI, 2019-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A patriotic welcome home for West Michigan troops and other festivities are on tap for the Thanksgiving holiday – one of the busiest times of the year at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA). On Wednesday, November 27th, airport volunteers including therapy dog teams, and the… Read the full press release

Victor White, A.A.E. receives the American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award

Alexandria, Va., 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Victor White, A.A.E., Director of Airports at the Wichita (Kan.) Airport Authority, will receive the American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to airport executives in honor of an exemplary career and contributions to the airport industry. “Vic is an invaluable colleague… Read the full press release