CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is filling up more with travelers.
According to a report released this week, the number of passengers increased 9.4 percent in September 2013, which was the first full month of airport service with Southwest Airlines. The number of passengers who boarded planes rose increased 8,636 over the same time last year, to 92,173. The number of people who landed at Ford Airport also rose; 87,828 travelers deplaned, which is 6,801 more passengers than the same time last year.
Southwest had 27,451 passengers at Ford Airport in September; that’s more than double the passenger total AirTran had last year, before it was bought out by Southwest. Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Allegiant Air also saw passenger numbers rise at Ford Airport in September 2013.