Southwest Airlines arrives in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Southwest Airlines arrives in Grand Rapids
Southwest Airlines started two new routes from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) on Sunday 11 August, when it launched daily flights from its bases at Denver, CO (DEN) and St Louis, MO (STL). Competition on the Denver route comes from United Airlines (two daily flights), and Frontier (daily flights), though Frontier’s services will end early next month. In addition, Southwest has taken over the routes from Grand Rapids to Baltimore/Washington and Orlando, that had previously been operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways. In early January Southwest will add Fort Myers and Tampa (both in Florida) to its Grand Rapids network.