New flight schedule could help Muskegon Airport end taxpayer funding

NORTON SHORES, Mich. – There is no way the Muskegon County Airport can even begin to compete with Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Muskegon County Airport Manager Jeff Tripp has embraced the reality of GRR’s dominance, but says MKG could still do really well.

 

Tripp says leaders in Muskegon County know the best strategy is not to market their airport as an alternative to people who live east of Coopersville, although there are people from Grand Rapids and Kent County who do fly out of Norton Shores.

 

The strategy is to give people along the lakeshore a much quicker, convenient option to get to where they need to go via United Airlines.

 

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