More non-stop flights coming to Ford Airport

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two new non-stop routes are coming to Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

According to US Airways’ website, travelers can now book non-stop flights to and from Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. US Airways is in the process of merging with American Airlines, which already flies out of Ford Airport.

On Monday, officials announced the deal with American Airlines, through US Airways.

“This new nonstop service to Charlotte and Philadelphia will not only connect West Michigan to two large, thriving cities, but it will also provide convenient connections to many other domestic and international destinations,” said GFIA Executive Director Brian Ryks in a news release.

Flights from Grand Rapids to Charlotte will operate twice daily departing Grand Rapids at 6:45 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. Flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia will also run twice daily, departing Grand Rapids at 7:00 a.m. and 3:40 p.m.

The flights will start in early September.

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