11,000 People Expected To Be At Grand Rapids Airport Today
With only four days until Christmas and one day till an expected snowstorm, the airport is about to jam-pack with people.
If you are expected to leave or have loved ones coming in for the holidays, you may get into a little traffic jam inside and outside of the airport.
Roughly 11,000 people are expected to be flying to or leaving out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport today!
A few airlines such as American, United, and Southwest Airlines are allowing their travelers to change or cancel their flights without any penalties due to the snowstorm that is coming.
As of now, there are no huge cancellations for people arriving or departing from Ford Airport.
However, ABC 13 says that Allegiant has canceled at least one flight that was set to come in on Friday from Florida.
It is very possible that several other flights will do that exact same thing.
The Chief Operation Officer at the Ford International Airport says that,
"This weekend or this holiday season is no different than let's say Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, we were already tested, with 26 inches falling in about four days so our folks are already kind of, you know, prepped for whatever we have in store or Mother Nature has in store for us this weekend."
It makes sense since the peak holiday travel timeline is from December 19th to January 2nd.
If you are trying to fly out this weekend, the best advice I have for you is to constantly check Ford International Airport's real-time flight tracker to keep up to date with your arrival and departure.