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Has Southwest Effect made a difference?

Earlier this year, the Alliance worked to land Southwest Airlines at the Ford Airport in Kent County
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Regional Air Alliance to wind down as airport performance improves

The RAAWM accomplished 5 part plan to improve West Michigan air travel.
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Airport lessons worth noting for Colorado Springs

Grand Rapids airport is focus of a task force to persuade low-cost flights in Colorado
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Dick DeVos touts early success of low-cost airlines, encourages business leaders to fly at Ford Airp

Lower air fare in Grand Rapids drives an increase in passengers.
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Regional Air Alliance saved West Michigan $100 million

RAAWM was created as a private organization philanthropically funded by Michigan business leaders.
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Arrival of Southwest, soaring passenger numbers signal success of West Mich. air alliance

The RAAWM will go out of business at the end of 2013 after accomplishing it's four-year mission.
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Southwest Airlines begins highly anticipated service to Grand Rapids

Southwest Airlines' inaugural flight to Grand Rapids is set to arrive Sunday morning.
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More seats in the air good news for local biz travelers

Commercial Air Capacity is up 15 percent from 2009 to 2012
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GR airport numbers climb, parking plans pay off

Travel from Gerald R Ford International Airport continues to increase
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DeVos: Keep talking to keep low-cost air carriers in Grand Rapids

DeVos, chairman of RAAWM, spoke at a Tuesday breakfast event sponsored by the Holland Area Chamber
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Dick DeVos says Ford Airport should be first option for West Michigan business travel

He called on area businesses to help make carriers like Southwest Airlines realize GRF International
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GRR Plans to Add Security Lanes to Alleviate Long Lines

Airport Plans to Add Security Lanes to Alleviate Long Lines
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