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Gerald R. Ford Intl Airport, Grand Rapids, Mich.

During June, 2009, a total of 85,975 passengers embarked on 1,634 regularly scheduled flights. About 19% of departures (carrying 34% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 81% of departures (carrying 66% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Gerald R. Ford Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Northwest Airlines Inc. 238 21,034 120.5 73.4 %
American Eagle Airlines Inc. 271 10,972 52.2 77.6 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 210 7,500 50 71.4 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 152 5,997 50 78.9 %
Compass Airlines 80 5,376 76 88.4 %
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 110 4,892 50 88.9 %
GoJet Airlines, LLC d/b/a United Express 77 4,067 66 80.0 %
Shuttle America Corp. 61 3,673 70 86.0 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 89 3,541 59.3 67.0 %
United Air Lines Inc. 30 2,906 123.5 78.5 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 72 2,341 50.9 63.9 %
Mesaba Airlines 31 2,209 76 93.8 %
Comair Inc. 56 2,155 50 77.0 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 44 1,012 38.0 60.5 %
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises, Inc. 12 325 37 73.2 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR GERALD R. FORD INTL AIRPORT

NO RECORD OF INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR GERALD R. FORD INTL AIRPORT

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010