This NEW 75th AIRPORT ANNIVERSARY BOOK covers the history of the airport’s beginning as a grass runway leveled out by Holland pilot Gradus Geurink on a farm field behind his Washington Avenue home through it ascent to the busy West Michigan Regional Airport of today.

 

The publication was written by Holland author Myron J. Kukla and is a joint project of the West Michigan Airport Authority and the Ron and Linda Ludema family.

 

Price: $25 Order online and includes tax and shipping
$20 Includes tax and must be picked up at the airport
$10 Residents of the City of Holland, City of Zeeland and Park Township
Includes tax and must be picked up at the airport.
Online orders are for $25 only.

 

 

 
WELCOME to West Michigan Regional Airport – part of our community’s PLACE… our gateway to the world. We invite you to watch the Bronze Telly award-winning video and check out the website to learn more about how our airport continues to be a valuable community asset.

 

 Events

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Operation Good Cheer Flies to WMRA

Operation Good Cheer flies in 100’s of Christmas presents to West Michigan Regional Airport! This is the 11th year Operation Good Cheer has dropped off presents to area agencies’ Bethany Christian Services and Pathways for foster children that live in the surrounding counties. Six planes, loaded with gifts, flew into WMRA. Together, volunteers formed […]

News

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WEST COAST LEADERSHIP TEAM VISITS WMRA

West Coast Leadership is growing tomorrow’s leaders by taking them out of the office and giving them experiences with places, people, and organizations that are truly at the heart of our community. A visit to West Michigan Regional Airport was a must and class participants came away with a deeper understanding of the airport […]

Projects

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DEMOLITION DAY

Because of the West Michigan Regional Airport’s growth, a much larger and newer facility that reflected the economic health and vitality of the area replaced the former airport terminal building at the entrance of Geurink Boulevard. Ron and Linda Ludema used the ranch house for the terminal building beginning in 1976. The scheduled demolition […]


MARVIN VISSER, COO, HOLLAND SPECIAL DELIVERY
When one of our customer's shipments absolutely, without fail, has to arrive on time – sending it on an aircraft is the best option. West Michigan Regional Airport is a simple, fast resource we use to make sure we delight our customer.

GARY VANDERVEEN, PILOT, METAL FLOW, AND WINGS OF MERCY PATIENT, EMILY
Our airport allows us to have a national and international impact, propelling our manufacturing business forward to excel in the global economy. We give back to our neighbors through Wings of Mercy flights (over 115,000 miles flown) and giving rides to organizations like Kid's Hope. The smiles on their faces at liftoff are priceless. The satisfaction of a short Wings of Mercy trip is life enhancing.

JANE CLARK, PRESIDENT, WEST COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
West Michigan Regional Airport is an important piece of our economic development puzzle. We represent 1,300 member businesses who are global businesses and they depend on the high quality airport that we have right here in our own community to meet the demands from their customers.
The airport provides them the opportunity to be more efficient and to be more innovative and to really further their reach throughout the world.

RANDY THELEN, FORMER PRESIDENT, LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE
West Michigan Regional Airport is a great asset for the community. At Lakeshore Advantage we work with a number of companies trying to help them grow and locate in the market. We see it utilized as a resource to help company expansions all the time.
Some of our best and brightest companies/fastest growing companies have long used the airport as an asset and see it as a vital opportunity or piece of infrastructure going forward.