American Airlines announces nonstop flights from GR to Washington D.C.

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CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — American Airlines is offering nonstop flights from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to the Washington D.C. area starting next year.

The nonstop flights from Grand Rapids to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) will be operated by American Eagle. The service begins on April 4, 2017, and will feature 12 weekly round trips, according to a release from Ford Airport.

The flights will depart from Grand Rapids twice daily at 7:20 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Sunday through Friday, as well as one daily departure at 9:40 a.m. on Saturdays.

“Nonstop service to Reagan National Airport has been a target market of ours, and we are happy to have this route added for both our leisure and business travelers headed to the Washington, D.C. area,” said Gerald R. Ford International Airport Interim President & CEO Phil Johnson. “We are confident that our West Michigan community will support this service as we continue to expand our route map with American Airlines.”

Tickets go on sale starting Dec. 5.

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