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May 14th 2024 | Written By Press Release | Share

Ford International Airport Welcomes New Southwest Airlines Service to Las Vegas

Ford International Airport Welcomes New Southwest Airlines Service to Las Vegas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 14, 2024 – Starting October 2024, Gerald R. Ford International Airport will increase connectivity to the West Coast with additional service to Las Vegas on Southwest Airlines.

"We’re grateful to our partners at Southwest for expanding their network and further connecting the West Michigan community with the world," said Tory Richardson, president and CEO of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority. "This will be Southwest’s eighth nonstop destination from our Airport and is a significant addition to their portfolio, providing travelers with more options and convenience when planning their trips."

This new service – currently served by one other carrier at Ford International Airport – is scheduled to operate on the carrier’s Boeing 737, offering nonstop flights on select weekdays and weekends. Tickets are now on sale at

“We continue to look for additional opportunities, within our current fleet capabilities, to produce revenue and connect Customers to what’s important in their lives,” said Brook Sorem, vice president network planning at Southwest Airlines. “We’re excited to add this route connecting two business and leisure destinations.”

Southwest is the United States’ largest domestic airline and was recently ranked the top airline on Newsweek’s 2024 America’s Best Customer Service List in the airlines and low-cost airlines subcategories.

Southwest has served the Ford International Airport since 2013. View its current nonstop destinations and more at


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