Capital Region International Airport



  • I appears American will resume Lansing-Washington Reagan airport flights, likely this summer. The USDOT approved a slot exception at Reagan, allowing 1 daily round trip flight.


    This has been done before -- most recently with Sun Country on Boeing 737s. About 10 years ago, Independence Air, an then Northwest offered daily flights to DC.
    Delta also put forth a proposal (but only after American submitted theirs).

    The nice thing with American flying the route 1) regional jets - better size for the LAN-DC market 2) DCA is a small American hub, so it will provide connecting flights (unlike prior Sun Country or Northwest/Delta service)

    American also plans to offer 3 daily flights to Chicago -- would compete with United already serving the route. Hopefully this would lead to United stepping up their game and offering more daily Chicago flights also.

    Lansing airport has it up and down moments in terms of air service and has struggled in recent years to maintain flights outside of the Detroit/Chicago/Minneapolis offerings.
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