Nonstop service from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport began Tuesday, April 4, with a celebratory press conference, water canon salute and capitol building-themed cake.

The service features 13 weekly round trips.

The flight schedule for the new service includes departure times from Grand Rapids twice daily at 7:20 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and one daily departure at 9:40 a.m. on Saturdays.

Service departing DCA and returning to GRR is twice daily at 10 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Sunday through Friday, with a 4 p.m. daily departure time on Saturdays.

American Airlines has served Gerald R. Ford International Airport passengers for over 25 years, and also has nonstop service to Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Charlotte and Philadelphia.

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