Nonstop Flights From GR To The Nation’s Capitol

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-19 16:28:56-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced Wednesday that they will be offering new, nonstop flights.

For those looking to travel to Washington-Dulles International Airport, a service running twice-daily through ExpressJet, will be nonstop beginning May 1, 2013.

Although the nonstop flights begin this spring,  United Airlines are making tickets available for purchase Wednesday, Dec. 19.

ExpressJet operates under the United Express Banner.

With this newest addition the airport now has 22 nonstop destinations.

“We are very pleased to be a part of United Airline’s expanding network,” said Brian Ryks, GFIA’s executive director.

Ryks said the additional service to Washington-Dulles International not only offers West Michigan flyers nonstop flights to the nation’s Capitol, it also provides domestic and international connections through another “major hub airport.”

United serves Grand Rapids to hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, and New York.

Scheduled weekday departures from GFIA to WDIA are 9:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The scheduled arrivals back to GFIA are at 2:05 p.m. and 8:23 p.m. Flyers will be aboard a route with a 50-seat Embraer regional aircraft.