2017 shaping up to be record setting year at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Jul 13, 2017

Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Cascade Township, MI
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Gerald R. Ford International Airport is on pace to set a passenger record in 2017.

The end of 2017’s second quarter is in the books, and the folks keeping track of passenger activity at Gerald R. Ford International airport are taking notice of a record setting year.

It began back in March with the single busiest month in airport history. Then, last month, it checked in as the busiest June on record with the number of passengers up nearly 5.6 percent year-over-year. And that helped to cap off the busiest second quarter and first half ever recorded at GFIA.

The title held by 2016’s first half shattered by over 86,000 passengers served during the same period in 2017.

In a news release, airport officials report, “Each month of 2017 has resulted in record-breaking passenger numbers, and the Airport has seen ten straight months of record growth. Through June 2017, GFIA has served 1,385,730 total passengers – up 6.6 percent from 2016.”

Patrick Center, WGVU News.