Our airport is committed to operating a safe and clean airport. We are working closely with our County, State, and Federal Emergency Management, Public Health, and Organizational partners to proactively monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.  Click to learn more

Travel Healthy Through GRR

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is working closely with health experts and airline partners to ensure the safety and well-being of our passengers, guests, and employees during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

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How We're Supporting the Battle Against COVID-19

On April 13, 2020, Southwest Airlines donated 30 boxes of snacks to the teams at Spectrum Health as their employees put in long hours to battle COVID-19 in West Michigan.

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On April 10, 2020, a Delta Air Lines flight landed at GRR from Los Angeles International Airport with over a half a million surgical masks weighing over 5,000 lbs.

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https://wwmt.com/news/local/fema-supplies-delivered-to-gerald-r-ford-international-airport-from-los-angeles

https://www.woodtv.com/health/coronavirus/plane-carrying-500000-surgical-masks-lands-at-gr-airport/

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/delta-flight-carrying-500000-surgical-masks-arrives-at-ford-airport/69-77629db2-0898-42f2-bdbe-f89ba70667df

https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/grand-rapids/half-a-million-surgical-masks-arrive-at-gerald-r-ford-airport

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Flying

Click here for FAQs about flying during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Message from our CEO on Covid-19

Click here to read a message from our CEO.

Updated GRR Airport Cleaning & Operations Practices:
  • We have invested in extra hand sanitizing stations, which are now located throughout the airport terminal.
  • We are spending extra time cleaning and disinfecting the terminal each day. We have also hired a cleaning specialist to conduct additional thorough deep cleanings.
  • We have installed proper hygiene signs in public and employee restrooms and break room areas.
  • The Visitor Information Desk is currently closed. There is a contact number at the desk near baggage claim for any passengers with questions on site.
  • Retail shops at the airport have limited hours, and with the Governor's recent order on restaurant and bar closures, we are limiting food options.

Pre-Security:

Destination Michigan Store - Closed
Leinie Lodge - Closed
Starbucks - Closed
Post-Security:
Concourse A Bar - Closed
Concourse A Great American Bagel Shop - Closed
Concourse A New & Gifts - Open, Limited Hours
Concourse B Great American Bagel Shop - Closed
Concourse B News & Gifts - Open, Limited Hours
MI Tap Room - Closed
Prospect Hill by Founders - Closed
Starbucks - Closed
Touch of Grand Rapids - Closed
 
  • Visits with our therapy dog teams are currently suspended.
  • Our Airport Viewing Area remains open, however the restrooms have been closed during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • We are working with our County, State, and Federal Emergency Management, Public Health, and Organizational partners to monitor and proactively respond to the situation. We are also working with ACI-NA, AAAE, other airport and industry experts, along with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC.
What you can do while traveling:
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is temporarily allowing passengers to bring hand sanitizer containers up to 12 ounces in size in your carry-on - which is much larger than the standard 3.4 ounces (100 ml) previously allowed. The 3.4 ounce rule still applies to other liquids in your carry-on. More information is available here.

TSA is also advising travelers to keep personal items like phones, wallets, and keys out of the constantly used bins. Instead, please secure these personal items in your carry-on bag to be screened.

More health tips available from the CDC, and Kent County Health Department.

Check with your airline about your flight status and any related updates:

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