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Gerald R. Ford International Airport

  • 5500 44th St. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Neighborhood:Southeast
  • (616) 233-6000
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Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the primary air transportation facility serving the Greater Grand Rapids area and all of West Michigan. The airport features 4 retail gift shops, several business centers and lounges, complimentary WiFi throughout the terminal, charging stations in every gate hold room, family restrooms, nursing rooms, a Military Welcome Center sponsored by SpartanNash, kids play rooms, ATM cash machines, ReadyStation Kiosks (convert cash to pre-paid debit cards), shoe shine stand, T-Coil loop paging system for those using hearing assistive devices, a consolidated passenger screening checkpoint and TSA Pre-Check, complimentary skycap service, and our new mobile app.

Accommodations
General
Accommodation Amenities
  • Restaurant On Site:
Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Lactation Room:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Getting Around the Venue: There are designated accessible parking spaces on each level of the parking ramp. There are van-accessible parking spaces on each level of the parking ramp. There are full-sized elevators that provide access to each level of the parking ramp. There are well marked crosswalks and skywalks that provide access to the main entrance vestibules of the airport. There are full-sized elevators in the main entrance vestibules of the airport that provide access to first and second levels of the main entrance.

    There are long loading zones in front of the main entrances. The sidewalks along the loading zones have a significant curb. There are curb ramps at the crosswalks near the entrances that provide access to the sidewalk level.

    The main entrance vestibules have proximity-activated powered sliding doors.

    The luggage check-in and ticket counters have high counters. The adjacent luggage scales are elevated from the floor.

    There are long ramps that that lead from the main lobby and the grand hall.

    There are several men’s and women’s multi-user style restrooms with accessible stalls available. There are also several family style restrooms available.

    There is an full-sized elevator that provides access to each level in the main hall.

    The routes to the main hall security checkpoints are wide and level. There are security stations present. Wider stations are available that use detection wands.

    The market place beyond the grand hall has several dining options with table and chair and bar seating available.

    The service counters are lowered.

    There are very long ramps that lead from the grand hall and market place to concourse A and concourse B. There are mid-ramp landings present.

    Concourse A and concourse B have waiting areas with chair seating available.

    There are several dining concession stands with table and chair seating in concourse A and Concourse B available.

    There are also several retail shops present. The service counters are lowered.

    The venue is well lit.

    There is hearing loop system in place in all spaces, except the restrooms and the dining and retail areas.

    There are facility wheelchairs and wheelchair attendants for guests available upon request.

    There are nursing rooms are available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Gerald R. Ford Airport Long-term/Short-term Parking Ramp at 5500 44th Street SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue.

    Gerald R. Ford Airport Long-term North Surface Parking Lot at 5500 44th Street SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue.

    Gerald R. Ford Airport Economy Parking Lot at Welsh Drive SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue.

    Gerald R. Ford Airport Long-term East Surface Parking Lot at 5500 44th Street SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue.
Accommodations
General
Accommodation Amenities
  • Restaurant On Site:
Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Lactation Room:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Getting Around the Venue: There are designated accessible parking spaces on each level of the parking ramp. There are van-accessible parking spaces on each level of the parking ramp. There are full-sized elevators that provide access to each level of the parking ramp. There are well marked crosswalks and skywalks that provide access to the main entrance vestibules of the airport. There are full-sized elevators in the main entrance vestibules of the airport that provide access to first and second levels of the main entrance. There are long loading zones in front of the main entrances. The sidewalks along the loading zones have a significant curb. There are curb ramps at the crosswalks near the entrances that provide access to the sidewalk level. The main entrance vestibules have proximity-activated powered sliding doors. The luggage check-in and ticket counters have high counters. The adjacent luggage scales are elevated from the floor. There are long ramps that that lead from the main lobby and the grand hall. There are several men’s and women’s multi-user style restrooms with accessible stalls available. There are also several family style restrooms available. There is an full-sized elevator that provides access to each level in the main hall. The routes to the main hall security checkpoints are wide and level. There are security stations present. Wider stations are available that use detection wands. The market place beyond the grand hall has several dining options with table and chair and bar seating available. The service counters are lowered. There are very long ramps that lead from the grand hall and market place to concourse A and concourse B. There are mid-ramp landings present. Concourse A and concourse B have waiting areas with chair seating available. There are several dining concession stands with table and chair seating in concourse A and Concourse B available. There are also several retail shops present. The service counters are lowered. The venue is well lit. There is hearing loop system in place in all spaces, except the restrooms and the dining and retail areas. There are facility wheelchairs and wheelchair attendants for guests available upon request. There are nursing rooms are available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Gerald R. Ford Airport Long-term/Short-term Parking Ramp at 5500 44th Street SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue. Gerald R. Ford Airport Long-term North Surface Parking Lot at 5500 44th Street SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue. Gerald R. Ford Airport Economy Parking Lot at Welsh Drive SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue. Gerald R. Ford Airport Long-term East Surface Parking Lot at 5500 44th Street SE. — 0.0 miles from the venue.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 1225
  • Theatre Capacity 50
  • Auditorium Seating 0
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 5
  • Conference Capacity 10
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Classroom Capacity 36
Golden Eagle
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 760
International
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1225
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
Ford
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 900
  • Theater Capacity: 30
  • Classroom Capacity: 24
Michigan
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 345
Kent
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 210