About Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (airport code: GRR) is a commercial airport located approximately 13 mi SE of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Originally called Kent County Airport and later Kent County International Airport; in December 1999 the airport was renamed for former resident Gerald R. Ford, the 38th President of the United States.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Facts
- Grand Rapids' first airport broke ground in November 1919, four miles (6.4 km) south of downtown.
- In 1959, construction began on the current facility in Cascade Township, several miles east of the original location.
- The new airport opened November 23, 1963, and officially dedicated June 6, 1964.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Top Domestic Destinations
- (ORD) Chicago O'Hare, American, United
- (DTW) Detroit, Delta
- (MSP) Minneapolis, Delta
- (ATL) Atlanta, Delta
- (BWI) Baltimore, AirTran
- (DEN) Denver, Frontier, United
- (DFW) Dallas Ft. Worth, American
- (CLE) Cleveland, United
- (MCO) Orlando, AirTran
- (CVG) Cincinnati, Delta