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GFIA sets record for January passenger traffic

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport

January’s snow storm and Polar Vortex were not enough to keep Gerald R. Ford International Airport from recording breaking month for passenger travel.

January picked up where 2018 left off for passenger traffic at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. A record 3.26 million passengers passed through its concourse last year and it was more of the same to begin 2019.

It was the busiest January ever at the 55-year old airport with more than 257,000 passengers served. GFIA says that’s seven percent growth year-over-year.

It’s anticipated passenger records will continue to fall with Allegiant adding three new non-stop destinations to Sarasota-Bradenton, Nashville and Savannah-Hilton Head.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.