Grand Rapids, Mich. — American Airlines is expanding its Grand Rapids (GRR) route map, with flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International (PHX) beginning this winter.The announcement of Phoenix-Sky Harbor marks the seventh nonstop flight served by American at the Ford Airport, and the seasonal flights to Phoenix on an Airbus A319 family aircraft will start on January 6 and run through April 1, 2019.
“American Airlines continues to see the overall growth we’ve had at the Ford Airport which is why this Phoenix flight fits into our seasonal winter schedule, but American has also been a big reason we have had such success and growth,” said Ford Airport President & CEO Jim Gill. “American has more than tripled its seat capacity over the last three years. If you go back to 2013 they were serving Dallas and Chicago. Now, they are serving seven cities with nonstop service. We appreciate their continued partnership and confidence in the West Michigan market.”
American Airlines has served Gerald R. Ford International Airport passengers for over 25 years, and also has nonstop service to Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Miami, beginning in December 2018.
Booking will be available on American Airlines’ website starting Monday at www.aa.com.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is the second busiest airport in Michigan. The Airport served over 3.26 million passengers in 2018 and over 8,000 travelers pass through GFIA each day. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport offers nonstop service to 32 major market destinations with more than 140 daily nonstop flights. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is managed and operated by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority. GFIA generates over $3.1 billion in annual economic output throughout West Michigan, and employs over 2,000 people.