Skyway Airlines, The Midwest Express Connection, will resume nonstop service between Grand Rapids, Mich. and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The service between Grand Rapids and Washington National reinstates service that had been suspended following the events of September 11.
The airline will offer two nonstop roundtrip flights each weekday, with both flights originating in Milwaukee. An early morning flight will depart Grand Rapids at 7:55 a.m. and arrive in Washington, D.C. at 9:35 a.m. - providing Milwaukee passengers the earliest possible arrival at Washington National. A mid-afternoon flight departs Grand Rapids at 3:20 p.m. and arrives in Washington, D.C. at 4:59 p.m. Return flights depart Washington National at 9:59 a.m. and 5:25 p.m., arriving at Grand Rapids at 11:45 a.m. and 7:10 p.m., respectively.
“I am delighted that Skyway Airlines, The Midwest Express Connection, is resuming its nonstop service to Washington,” said Michigan Congressman Vern Ehlers, a member of the House Aviation Subcommittee. “This is another recognition that the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and Grand Rapids, are increasingly important destinations for air travelers. These nonstop flights will provide considerable added convenience for West Michigan travelers going to our nation’s capital.”
All service between Grand Rapids and Washington National will be aboard Skyway’s quick and comfortable Fairchild Dornier 328JET aircraft, according to James P. Rankin, president of Skyway Airlines. “Not only are we offering passengers the only nonstop service between Grand Rapids and our nation’s capital, but we’re also offering an early morning arrival time and the ‘easy-on, easy-off’ convenience of our regional jets.”
Skyway Airlines also offers Grand Rapids passengers nonstop service to Columbus, Ohio and connecting service via Milwaukee to destinations throughout the airlines’ nationwide route system.