2018; 'sixth straight year of record growth' for Ford Airport

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Gerald R. Ford International  Airport has set a new all-time passenger record for 2018, marking the  sixth consecutive year the airport has seen record-setting growth.

"To  have that much growth in 2018 was a tremendous accomplishment," said  Brian Picardat, Interim President & CEO of Gerald R. Ford  International Airport. "We couldn't have done it without our outstanding  staff, our loyal passengers, and all of our airline partners and  airport tenants."

The Ford Airport handled a total of  3,263,234 passengers in 2018. That's a sixteen percent increase over  their record-setting year in 2017, when they saw 2.8 million passengers.

Picardat  said they had originally planned to hit the three million mark in 2020  but with an increase of 17 percent year-over-year that mark came sooner  than expected. 

The airport also enjoyed it's busiest December  ever with 273, 673 passengers. Marking the first time the airport had  ever served more than a quarter-million passengers in the month of  December.

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