Gerald R. Ford International Airport, ranked by Airports Council International as one of the top five best airports in the world (by size),is the primary air transportation facility serving Grand Rapids and the entire West Michigan region.
It is located at the intersection of 44th Street and Patterson Avenue SE, just 15 minutes or so from downtown Grand Rapids.
The airport serves more than 3 million passengers each year. Daily nonstop service is offered to the following major market destinations, with continuing service available to points around the world.
Chicago - O'Hare
Chicago - Midway
Destin-Fort Walton Beach
New York - LaGuardia
New York - Newark
Orlando - Sanford
Phoenix - Sky Harbor
Washington, DC - DCA
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Council? STAR? Facility Accreditation status from the ISSA — the worldwide cleaning industry association — becoming the first airport in Michigan to do so.