July passenger numbers were up 9.4% year-over-year; resulting in the busiest July ever, and breaking an all-time monthly record from March 2015. It goes down as the busiest July on record, surpassing July 2011 by nearly 6%.
“Month after month our numbers are increasing, and we could not be more thrilled by the support from our area passengers,” said GFIA Executive Director Brian Ryks.
“As a result of this growth, our airline partners are taking interest by investing in more seats through the introduction of larger aircraft and additional nonstop routes to and from Grand Rapids, which is good for our entire region.”
GFIA is on pace to break its annual passenger total, already 9.6% ahead of passenger totals from 2015.
March 2015 was previously the busiest month in GFIA history with 231,138 total passengers. July 2015 234,282 total passengers passed through GFIA.
Doug Small, President and CEO of Experience Grand Rapids, said that it was also the best performing hotel month.